Hi Rich My tests with dehydration were not good. It works for a few seconds, enough to make a crude transfer but the tape is ruined. Our friends at the Vienna Phonogram Archiv say they have a treatment for these tapes. Best to give them a ping. Shai בתאריך 04/18/12 9:16 PM, ציטוט Richard L. Hess: > On 2012-04-18 2:15 PM, Richard L. Hess wrote: >> Right, Tom, I agree with you that it's possible because of the timing >> overlap, but what I wanted to know was if anyone had seen 1" acetate. >> I'm not 100% certain yet and the see-through is unreliable on this >> due to the width and the edge damage and poor storage conditions >> (damp basements not in boxes, raw pancakes) > I am now convinced it is acetate. My usual test is to hold the tape up > to the ceiling lights in the studio (reflector flood) and I did not > really see anything. I took a bright LED flashlight and that came > through loud and clear...so it is acetate. That explains some of why > it's messy. > > Dennis, did you try rehydrating the tapes if they were acetate? That > has smoothed out some acetate tapes in my experience, but has not been > that reliable. > > Thanks! > > Cheers, > > Richard > -- בברכה, שי דרורי מומחה לשימור והמרה של אודיו וידאו וסרטים 8-35 ממ.