It is 1/4" inch, polyester, and actually looks as if it has never been used
as it is only a pancake still in its plastic bag inside the pale blue box.
The tape measures 9 inches in diameter. I don't think it is that new, I
would say it is possibly 20 odd years old. It has 7 chinese symbols above
the AT-220 with the 500 M written under that. Also written on the box is
Stereo Magnetic Tape (in English) and Made in China (in English). There is
a doodle of a baby's face on the back of the box done in biro!! If there is
no audio on it then the doodle, if drawn by the donor, could be the most
I know nothing about the chinese language and just jumped in with a totally
uneducated guess, EMITAPE, only due to the 7 symbols '-)
On Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 4:42 AM, Jeff Willens <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Anything else you can tell us about the tape? Acetate/Polyester? Is it a
> fairly new reel?
> -Jeff Willens
> Audio Restoration Engineer
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marie O'Connell [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2009 7:55 PM
> Subject: Magnetic tape brand
> I was hoping to get some advice regarding a tape I am presently
> accessioning. It is made in China, is a pancake only which measures 9
> inches across, and on the box it says - Stereo Magnetic Tape, AT-220 500 M.
> Unfortunately the brand name itself is in Chinese, I presume. Any ideas?
> tried googling AT-220 but no luck.