Hello All, 

I’m gathering information on “know-how” knowledges about tape identification. (audio, video, old one new one…)
Does anybody know or have some basic knowledges about how to read a serial number ? (for tapes or cassettes that have one printed on the backing, on the cassette, on a sticker on the cardbox….)
The informations I’m trying to extract from serials are : manufacturing date, manufacturing site, any information about technology or materials….

You can contact me off-list if you wish to share your knowledge with me. 

Thank you very much. 

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