Also , the problem will very likely be present in other reels and I
would recommend not attempting long playings of the tapes until you have
determined whether or not the problem is there.
Playings will cause the binder to build up in clumps, and make
treatment very difficult.


Robert Hodge
Sr. Engineer,
Belfer Audio Archive
Syracuse University

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I hope that someone might have a solution for this problem.  This
morning I am having my intern copy oral history tapes to make service
copies for research and to send off for transcription and while she
dubbing one of the tapes in the high speed dubbing machine it stopped.
At that point the copy rewound but the original wouldn't budge.  I
pulled it out of the machine and tried to manually advance or reverse
the tape but it is completely stuck as if all of the tape melted
together at that one spot.  The tape will rewind but it will not go
that one spot so half of the tape is usable and the other half is just
stuck.  Any suggestions on how to salvage this tape?  Is it


Christina J. Hostetter


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