Help reading a 9 track tape

James Liu jimliu at
Fri Jul 30 13:02:23 CDT 2021


I have been lurking for a few years, but thought I'd finally speak up
as I just received a 9 track tape purportedly containing the source
code to Schoonschip (  This
is a 2400' reel recorded at 1600 bpi based on the labels, and a
cursory examination suggests that it is still in pretty good shape
(although I am not sure how it was stored over the years).  Here is a
picture of the tape:

We no longer have any equipment that can read the tape, so I was
wondering if anyone may be willing to help or if anyone had
suggestions on where to go to get it read.  Thanks!

- jim

James T. Liu, Professor of Physics
3409 Randall Laboratory, 450 Church Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1040
Tel: 734 763-4314    Fax: 734 763-2213    Email: jimliu at

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