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Re: [ARSCLIST] Magnetic tape brand

Hi Jeff

It is 1/4" inch, polyester, and actually looks as if it has never been used
as it is only a pancake still in its plastic bag inside the pale blue box.
The tape measures 9 inches in diameter.  I don't think it is that new, I
would say it is possibly 20 odd years old.  It has 7 chinese symbols above
the AT-220 with the 500 M written under that.  Also written on the box is
Stereo Magnetic Tape (in English) and Made in China (in English).  There is
a doodle of a baby's face on the back of the box done in biro!!  If there is
no audio on it then the doodle, if drawn by the donor, could be the most
important part!

I know nothing about the chinese language and just jumped in with a totally
uneducated guess, EMITAPE, only due to the 7 symbols '-)
On Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 4:42 AM, Jeff Willens <jwillens@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Marie,
> Anything else you can tell us about the tape? Acetate/Polyester? Is it a
> fairly new reel?
> -Jeff Willens
> Audio Restoration Engineer
> VidiPax
> jwillens@xxxxxxxxxxx
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marie O'Connell [mailto:azile50@xxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2009 7:55 PM
> Subject: Magnetic tape brand
> I was hoping to get some advice regarding a tape I am presently
> accessioning.  It is made in China, is a pancake only which measures 9
> inches across, and on the box it says - Stereo Magnetic Tape, AT-220 500 M.
> Unfortunately the brand name itself is in Chinese, I presume.  Any ideas?
>  I
> tried googling AT-220 but no luck.
> Cheers
> Marie

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