On Wed, 14 Sep 2005, Richard L. Hess wrote:
> I just transferred a reel of acetate tape that had been stored on a
> Scotch/3M auto-threading reel. It has solid sides (no windows) and
> three springy clips in the walls near the hubs. From the outside, the
> clips are chrome-ish. From the inside they are green.
> I'm not sure what this means, but I would think this supports the
> need to at least examine the acetate tapes in your collection and
> also look especially if you have this reel.
I recall a friend of mine who thought those reels were a "wonderful
invention," and bought several cases of them to use with his entire
collection. I bought about a dozen at the time and within a year or so
they didn't seem to work.