[vcf-midatlantic] Fwd: Fwd: Estate sale find magnetic tape

Duane Craps DBC1964 at cox.net
Sat Feb 27 15:07:00 UTC 2021

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Subject: 	Re: [vcf-midatlantic] Fwd: Estate sale find magnetic tape
Date: 	Sat, 27 Feb 2021 09:50:30 -0500
From: 	Duane Craps <duaneb.craps at cox.net>
To: 	vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org


Are the tapes metal or plastic?

Are The reels metal or plastic?

Do the reels have IBM hubs or notches around the inside of the hubs.

Are they program tapes, and if so from what system?

If they have data were they written on 7 or 9 track drives?

Bill Dromgoole and I have been working on the Univac 1540 Magnetic Tape 
Unit at VCF.

Could be an adventure sometime down the road.

You might be able to post the pictures on the VCF Face Book page.

Or post at my MeWe group:



On 2/27/2021 9:08 AM, W. Bryan Caudle via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>> I know the pictures won?t go through on this list but I have no choice
>> I can?t really post to pictures anywhere else but if anybody is
>> interested in the magnetic tape Univac I found five.
>> I was wondering if the museum needed them I?m going to see if I can
>> acquire them anyway
>> Sent from:
>> My extremely complicated, hand held electronic device.
>> Begin forwarded message:
>>> From: Sentrytv <sentrytv at yahoo.com  <mailto:sentrytv at yahoo.com>  >
>>> Date: February 26, 2021 at 10:26:04 AM EST
>>> To: Jeffrey Brace <jeffrey at vcfed.org  <mailto:jeffrey at vcfed.org>  >,
> Andrew Diller
>>> <dillera at gmail.com  <mailto:dillera at gmail.com>  >
>>> Subject: Estate sale find magnetic tape Univac
>>> ?I?m going to attach to pictures I hope they go through I?m
>>> wondering if
>> these are usable if you guys need them?
>>> Sent from:
>>> My extremely complicated, hand held electronic device.
> W. Bryan Caudle
> Virginia Computer Museum
>   <http://www.vacomputermuseum.org/>  http://www.vacomputermuseum.org
Duane Craps
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