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I only know what I said here - and that only from Google... so I  
won't be more help!

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On Dec 19, 2009, at 2:26 PM, Shai Drori wrote:

> The boxes here are all red up to 7". The 10.5' are black and white.  
> They had sizes from 3". Maybe I should scan one of the boxes.
>
> Lou Judson wrote:
>> I googled it, and found an ebay site, with instant going back to a  
>> generic ebay page. But the flash of an image I got looked exactly  
>> like BASF tape box and reel! Only blue not red.
>>
>> Interesting!
>>
>> <L>
>>
>> On Dec 18, 2009, at 1:47 PM, Shai Drori wrote:
>>
>>> Has anyone heard of the Sonocolor brand? They were used in Israel  
>>> from the late 50's to the mid 70's. The tapes were either  
>>> standard play with blue leader, long play with green leader, or  
>>> double play with yellow leader. These tapes turn out to be  
>>> fantastic time travelers. I have transfered a few thousands of  
>>> them so far and none have shown any signs of aging whatsoever.  
>>> They don't even get dirt on the transport. Physically they look  
>>> like the spiting image of BASF LGS tapes. The engineer at the  
>>> National Sound Archives in Jerusalem theorized that they were  
>>> actually BASF tapes rebranded so that their German origin will  
>>> not be known. I would  love to have any info on these tapes,  
>>> mostly because they are in such good shape after so many years.
>>> Shai
>>