Hello List Members
Hoping you might be able to provide some advice if you have past
experience working with creased open reel tape. We have two master 1/4"
reel to reel tapes here, that are studio recordings of Jazz singer,
Blossom Dearie. The tapes were stored on cores, not on proper reels.
Over the years the tape boxes were knocked around and the tapes spooled
off the cores making a huge mess. To make matters worse, as the boxes
were moved from place to place, they were stacked under other items.
With a big ball of tape and portions of the tape folded underneath
itself, they now have plenty of creases from the pressure.
I'm wondering if anyone on the list has come up with a safe way of
removing creases from reel-to-reel tape. I hoping for some sound
remedies from people who have done this before. The tapes are too
valuable to try ideas or to do experiments - that would only be a last
resort. Tapes are not acetate and are back-coated. They date back to the
early 80's and definitely have binder hydrolysis (sticky shed) as the
windings cling to each other.
On 2/4/2020 4:22 PM, Richard L. Hess wrote:
> Hi, All,
> You may remember Tom Fine. He hasn't been on this list for a while,
> and he had some difficulty unsubscribing, but he thought this group
> might benefit from what he has.
> He asked if I would pass this information along. Please reply to him
> (email at the bottom) and not to me and not to the list. The books
> look interesting to the right person/group. Note that Media Mail is an
> internal USA-only budget rate.
>> Hello ARSC'ers:
>> All of the books pictured here:
>> Are available AS A GROUP (no individual titles) for the cost of Media
>> Mail (should be $10-15, maybe less).
>> If there is a publicly-accessible library, archive or institution
>> that needs them to perform or assist in research, I'd prefer they go
>> there but my main goal is to reduce the clutter so anywhere but the
>> recycling bin is preferable.
>> Please ping off-list if interested.
>> -- Tom Fine
>> tom DOT fine AT gmail DOT com
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