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The reel in question is a fair amount earlier than that and doesn't live in
it's original case but we're on the same lines here. The tape in question
has a known length with a certain amount of blank space so I've now been
able to ascertain that it's an 1800ft (0.5ml) reel.

Thanks again

Richard

On 3 May 2015 at 12:45, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hi Richard:
>
> Here is a quickie photo of the Philips tapes and their unique hard plastic
> cassette-like cases:
> https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/63010252/philips.jpg
>
> -- Tom Fine
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Mint Records" <
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> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Sunday, May 03, 2015 6:41 AM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] 1/4" tape length
>
>
>
>  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
>>>
>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Mint Records" <
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>>> To: <[log in to unmask]>
>>> Sent: Saturday, May 02, 2015 7:30 PM
>>> 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
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>
>>