Hello-The closest think I have seen to the Dictabelt is the pre-grooved 
Victor blanks and filmophone - those both used something I seem to remember 
as a "spade"shaped stylus - quite a few years since I have had one of these 
so I might have the wrong name for it - Mickey

-----Original Message----- 
From: Jeff Willens
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2019 5:31 AM
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Subject: [ARSCLIST] Dictabelt stylus

I’ve been trying to research the ideal stylus size and shape for playing 
back Dictabelts (specifically blue 1960s belts. I assume there is no 
material difference between the red and blue belts). I can’t find anything.

I don’t want a combination that’s so heavy or sharp that the embossed groove 
is damaged. Any guesses?


Jeff Willens