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Quick Disassemble Tape Reel Assembly

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000090969D
Original Publication Date: 1969-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 55K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Melkonian, BJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This tape reel assembly is for the storage of program tapes. With the exception of the spool member the reel assembly remains permanently associated with one record-playback fixture. Spool members and tapes are handled and stored as a wound unit.

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Quick Disassemble Tape Reel Assembly

This tape reel assembly is for the storage of program tapes. With the exception of the spool member the reel assembly remains permanently associated with one record-playback fixture. Spool members and tapes are handled and stored as a wound unit.

In the latched position in drawings A and C, cylindrical spool member, 1, on which the supply of tape, not shown, is wound, assembles into the tape reel assembly by seating on guide pins 2. These are attached to front flange member 3 and on hub 4 which is secured to spindle 5. The latter is journaled for rotation in playback fixture 6 and secured to hub 4 by set screw 7 recessed in the hub. Rear flange member 8, fastened to hub 4 by screws 9, has key extension 10 fitting recess 11 in spool 1. Member 3 is detachably keyed to the hub, by quick- disconnect devices so that, together in the latched position shown, the flanges, hub, spool, and spindle form an integral rotation assembly.

The quick-disconnect devices include spring 12, button 13, latching pin 14 and locking projection 15 which is an integral part of the hub. Pin 14 is tight-fitted to a hole in button 13 and, in the assembled and latched position shown, is latched to recesses 16 in member 3.

To disconnect the assembly, button 13 is depressed freeing pin 14 and permitting member 3 to be turned to the unlatched position shown in drawing B in which locking projection 15 of the hub confronts a matching opening 17 in member 3, show...