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Tape Reel Holder

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000073712D
Original Publication Date: 1971-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-22
Document File: 2 page(s) / 52K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Stolz, RA: AUTHOR

Abstract

The drawing shows the construction of a hub 2 which absorbs the shock of mounting a tape cassette 3. Shock in mounting the cassette can cause the spirals of tape 4 to slide against the inside surface of the cassette and to bind when the tape is fed from the cassette.

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Tape Reel Holder

The drawing shows the construction of a hub 2 which absorbs the shock of mounting a tape cassette 3. Shock in mounting the cassette can cause the spirals of tape 4 to slide against the inside surface of the cassette and to bind when the tape is fed from the cassette.

The tape reel 5 has conventional chamfered inner edges 6. Three pairs of balls 7 are located at 120 degree intervals on the circumference of the hub. Balls 7 are spaced apart to engage the chamfered edges 6 of reel 5 and are mounted in a resilient material 8. Thus, the reel is centered between resilient components that avoid shock as the cassette is mounted on the hub.

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