Magnetic Tape Threader Using a Guide Tape Contained Within a Channel
Original Publication Date: 1982-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-10
The threader pin used to pick up a leader block from a tape cartridge to thread the tape through a complex tape path can be connected to a coupling device that joins the ends of the guide tape as well as providing a support for the threader pin. The nut for the screw that fastens the coupling device to the guide tape can include elongated sections that contact the inside of the guide track to stabilize the coupling device.