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Re: [ARSCLIST] Audio cassette cases - poly-this, poly-that
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From: "Melanie Brown" <mbrown@xxxxxxx>
> I am getting ready to have several hundred audio cassettes remastered onto 10"
reels. While assembling the tapes to send off, I've run across many broken or
missing cases for the old cassettes.
> For replacements, I've found a multitude of poly-plastics... most folks seem
to agree that most of the "polys" are fine for archival storage - with the
exception of polyvinyl chloride (PVC). I can order from an archival supplier
and pay $0.30 per case for polypropylene.... or cases from Norelco for $0.16 per
case, for some unspecified hard plastic.
> What are you all doing with your cassette cases?
A local (Toronto, Ont'o., Canada) retailer ("Honest Ed") sells, or used to
replacement cassette cases at a very reasonable (read "CHEAP!") price.
I have no idea which "Poly..." substance they were made from ("Polly-
I have had VERY good luck with cassette tapes, including six or so
made in 1968-69 on Philips cassettes (when they held the patents to
the format...!). The only problems I have run into were with automobile
players...which had a nasty habit of, on occasion, "eating" the tape,
winding it around the internal mechanisms to the point that the tape
could have only been removed by completely dismantling the player...!
Steven C. Barr