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Thank -you Tom, That's great. Funny you should talk about a European
Phillips reel as this is exactly what it is.

Many thanks

Richard

On 3 May 2015 at 01:59, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hi Richard:
>
> I have two Philips tapes on 5.75" and in hard plastic cassette-style
> boxes. The tape seems to be 1 mil thick, and there is about 32 minutes
> running time at 7.5IPS, so about 1200 feet. For 1.5 mil tape, this would
> equate to about 900 feet, about 24 minutes. For 0.5 mil tape, about 1800
> feet, 48 minutes.
>
> Quick interwebs research indicates this reel size was somewhat common in
> the European home recording world in the 60s, but never was common in the
> US. I think the US reel manufacturers standardized on 3", 5" and 7" plastic
> for 1/4" tapes, and 10" NAB flanges for hubs of various heights (tape
> sizes). That said, Philips seems to have marketed 5.75" reels in these
> cassette-type cases for the educational world in the US and Canada, under
> the Norelco and other brands.
>
> -- Tom Fine
>
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> Subject: [ARSCLIST] 1/4" tape length
>
>
>  Can anyone point me in the right direction. I'm trying to find out the
>> length of 1/4" tape possible on a 5.75" reel depending on thickness.
>>
>> I can find references for 5" and 7" reels but not 5.75"
>>
>> *I*'m trying to work out the possible lengths for a 5.75" reel for an
>> article I'm co-writing .
>>
>> My guess is roughly 1000 ft, 1500 ft & maybe 2000 ft depending on
>> thickness
>>
>> Any ideas?
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Richard
>>
>>
>>