YouTube: The cassette tape pencil mystery finally solved

JonnyP

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Brilliant. Glad that the mystery has been solved. Mind you, I always used a Bic back in the day
 

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All I know is, back in the day, my pencils, Bic pens and occasionally my little finger worked just fine on the odd occasion that a tape needed uptake. :)
 

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All I know is, back in the day, my pencils, Bic pens and occasionally my little finger worked just fine on the odd occasion that a tape needed uptake. :)
I did not watch the whole video, but I found those old thick stubbly pens worked best, think they were Staedtler.
 

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I can recall using Bic pens (still do, actually).

Not sure if the video is a tongue in cheek effort, but it certainly is quite detailed. I never knew that manufacturers included this in their manuals (the earlier models, that is).
 

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I rewound many a cassette with a pencil. I never saw it in a manual.
 
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