Original Publication Date: 1985-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-18
A tape cartridge can be loaded into a drive mechanism without using a separate plate to support the cartridge. The cartridge is entered into the drive at an angle and is rotated to a horizontal position for contact with the drive mechanism. Locating pins precisely position the cartridge in the horizontal and vertical directions relative to the drive. A cross-sectional front view of the cartridge 1 positioned in a drive is shown in Fig. 1.. A partial top view of the cartridge 1 in the operating position is shown in Fig. 2.