I came across a fair bit of 1/2" acetate in the Living Stereo
remastering project, but it all disappeared around 1958 or so. After
that it was all Mylar except for the odd roll of 1/4".
All the best,
On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 12:49 PM, Richard L. Hess
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> Hi, All,
> For some reason, I found a bit of cognitive dissonance when I worked on a
> reel of 1" wide tape that appeared to be acetate.
> This dissonance probably stems from the fact that in 1956, PET-film-based
> ("Mylar(tm)") tape was produced for video recording and almost all
> wide-width tape I've seen has been PET-based. I suspect this is something
> like 3M 201 "Dynarange". Was this common? I would have suspected 202 would
> have been the more likely choice.
> These three tapes have been abused and are in horrid shape, warped, severe
> edge damage, and aren't behaving at all!
> I'm just checking -- I can do more tests to confirm, but I'm wondering what
> others' experiences are. I'm pretty certain I've seen 1/2-inch acetate...
> Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask]
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