Richard L. Hess wrote:
> See David Lennick's post tonight about his 111.
> Was Kodak a bargain brand or a premium brand that wasn't properly
> marketed and failed in the marketplace? I thought the latter, but I
> could be wrong.
It was a moderately priced brand, but far from "bargain" when I bought a
half-dozen reels in about 1963. Kept in the cardboard boxes tightly
wound, all failed in a half-dozen years. The binder adhered firmly to
the backing - more firmly than to the proper side, firmly enough to
leave the oxide a powder in the deck when played. Even manual unwinding
of the first meter or so made it clear that they were beyond recovery.
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