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It may be a very small sample (<20) but just about all the squealing Agfa
PEM468/469 that I've encountered has come from US sources. Were the bad
batches mainly sold in the USA? Most of the PEM468 that I've encountered
from Europe has played very well.

On Thu, 25 Feb 2021 at 05:08, Tim Gillett <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> I've revisited playing around with Marie O'Connell's wet play
> technique but have come to a dead end as I need as a test sample an
> actual squealing tape which does not respond to normal baking. Marie
> mentioned PEM 469 of which I have many reels but the samples I've
> tried seem to play fine. I also have much 3M 177 but reports on that
> seem mixed. Perhaps that's related to the moderate Mediterranean
> climate here in Perth, Australia.  Richard Hess mentions 3M 175 and
> some others but what would be the most common known bad cases? I may
> have some here in my collection but it would shorten the process if I
> could narrow my search down to certain tape types known to squeal
> regardless of baking.
>
> Thanks for any advice,
>
> Tim
>
> Perth, Western Australia
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