[vcf-midatlantic] Paper tape

David Gesswein djg at pdp8online.com
Tue Feb 16 02:25:54 UTC 2021

On Sun, Feb 14, 2021 at 11:08:15PM -0500, Mike Loewen via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>    The 2748B reader doesn't have a takeup reel, so naturally the tape goes
> all over the floor. Rewinding it is a PITA. I saw a picture of a handheld HP
> tape rewinder, and built my own to chuck into my cordless drill. Rewinds
> even faster than it spits out!

Things that visibly do stuff are fun.
The DEC fanfold is nice the way it mostly restacks. May have seen rewinder in
my VCFW straight 8 virtual demo where I used the HP winder. Claude Kagan gave
that to me.  Never found a manual to know if I was really operating it as
intented but seemed to work well.


Do you have punch intended for Mylar? I would like to get copies of the
DEC reader test tapes in mylar since they take some abuse in use.

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