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CAN YOU IDENTIFY THIS RECORDING FORMAT? I work in the British Library Sound Archive and we have been presented with recordings made on this obsolete format. A belt of magnetic material, spliced and with a single sprocket or drive hole. There are no identifying marks and from accompanying documentation, the recording on the belt dates from 1976, which is probably late for the format. The dimensions are 76mm wide, 162mm long, giving an effective circumference of 324mm. In imperial it's exactly 3 inches wide (suggesting either British or American origin) and 6 and 3 eighths inches long, giving an effective circumference of 12 and 6 eighths inches. CAN YOU IDENTIFY THE FORMAT AND DO YOU KNOW OF A SUITABLE PLAYER TO RECOVER THE SOUND?

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Taken on July 9, 2009