PHOTOS OF OLD, DRIED UP, ORIGINAL REEL CLAMPS / HOLDERS / RETAINERS
FRESH, NEW RUBBER
REEL TO REEL TAPE DECK HUB / SPINDLE CLAMPS / REEL HOLDERS / HOLD DOWN KNOBS / REEL / SPOOL RETAINERS / SPINDLE CAPS / STOPPERS / RUBBER KNOBS (or whatever you wish to call them)
For Open-reel tape decks. Designed to hold reels / spools on the spindles of decks that did not have built-in Reel locks.
These will fit many models including Akai 1700, 1710, 1710L, 1710W, 1800L, 4000DS, M-5, M-7, M-8, X-100, X-345, X-355, X-360D, X-1800SD / Rheem / Roberts 192HT, 195HT, 330, 400, 440 / 440X, 450 / 450A, 455, 720A, 770X, 778X, 990, 1057, 1600, 1630-8L, 1640, 1719, 1720, 1725, 1725-8L, 1730, A-901, Rheem / Califone 3200A, and likely others, AMPEX 312 series, 601 series, 612 series, 800, 850, 900 series, 960, 1000, 1100 series, 1200 series, 1250, 1260, 1270, 1450, 1455, 2000, 2161, A-122, AG-500, AX series, “F” series, and others, Concertone, Crown, Dokorder 1122, 1140, 7140, 8010 ‘Dub-A-Tape’, 8140, 9050H, and possibly others, Hitachi TRQ-717, TRQ-730, JVC RD-1695, Kenwood KW-5066, KW-8077, Magnavox, Otari MX5050 series (due to the exceptional 'length' of the Otari MX5050 reel spindles, these fit particularly 'snug' which can be a good thing from a security standpoint, but requires more effort to attach and remove. They're what I use on my MX5050. They can be utilized with 7" reels, or to hold NAB hubs that do not 'clamp' on as well), Panasonic, Pioneer QT-74 / QT-6100 / QT-6600 / T-600 / T-6000 / T-6100, T-6600, T-8800 (and others), RCA VICTOR ORTHOPHONIC 7-TR-2, Rheem, Roberts, Sansui, SONY TC-105 / A, TC-155, TC-200, TC-250, TC-230, TC-250, TC-252, TC-252D, TC-255, TC-270, TC-277, TC-277-4, TC-352, TC-352D, TC-355, TC-500, TC-530, TC-600, TC-630, TC-770, tc-777 series, TC-800 series, TC-900 series, and likely others, HOWEVER, these Do not work well on following Sony models such as the Sony TC-366, TC-377, TC-377-4, TC-560 / 560D, and likely others. Those need the ‘Sony specific’ reel holders. If your Sony has a ‘Philips’ screw head in the center / tip of the reel spindle, then you need the ones that were made specifically for those Sony models and NOT these*, Tandberg models, 3BF, 4BF, Model 6, 6X, Model 12, 12-41, 12-42, 15, 64, 65, 74, 74B, 741, 1600X, 6000X, 3000X. TEAC Model 70, A-1000, A-1200, A-1200U, A-1230, A-1250, A-1500, A-1500U, A-1500W, A-1600, A-1610, A-2010, A-2020, A-2040, A-2050, A-2500, A-2520, A-4000, A-4010 / RA-40, A-4010S, A-4010SL, A-4020, A-4070, A-6010, A-6010GSL, A-6010SL, A-6010U, A-7010, A-7010GSL, A-7010SL, A-7010U, R-1000, R-1100, and likely other TEAC models. and other reel-reel tape decks that have standard reel spindles. Easy and quick to take on and off.
Old, originals are invariable going to be 'slick' and / or have enlarged holes that will not grip the spindle safely / sufficiently anymore. We know, as we have dozens of originals (a few of which are shown above), none of which work well enough to use / trust anymore. Our new / fresh ones are great to replace your old, dried out / cracked or lost ones.
As these are individually, 'hand made' at our shop, they will have slight variances one from the other and from photos in 'cosmetics / finish'.
They will not likely be 'perfect' cosmetically. If you're looking for "cosmetic perfection", then these won't likely be to your standards, however, they will FUNCTION "PERFECTLY" on most machines.
These are new rubber and will grip well.
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* Still best to use Sony decks in horizontal mode unless you have the original Sony Rubber clamps as they are slightly different w/ a 'wire' clip imbedded inside rubber. These stoppers will work with Sony's when used in horizontal position or 'tilted back at an angle' and if you're 'attentive' while operating the deck, in the 'vertical' position as well.
These are new rubber and will grip well. No, they're not simply the 'hardware store supply' stoppers. Those are NOT the correct rubber consistency to modify, the correct overall diameter, nor would the hole diameter be correct, nor 'run-out free'.
If your Sony has a ‘Philips’ screw head in the center / tip of the reel spindle, then you need the ones that were made specifically for those Sony models, then it's still best to use Sony decks in horizontal mode unless you have the original Sony Rubber clamps as they are slightly different w/ a 'wire' clip imbedded inside rubber. Again, the indicator that your deck needs these is a Philips screw in the center / tip of the spindle. These stoppers will work with Sony's when used in horizontal position and if you're 'attentive' while operating the deck, in the 'vertical' position as well.
Unfortunately the 'original' reel stoppers are no longer available for any of the tape deck manufacturers. These are units that we make here at our shop. While functionally, they work perfectly, cosmetically they will not be 'perfect', nor a 'beautiful' as the originals were. They're what we ship with our restored decks as well
The 'Additional'** pair at the discounted price will be our 'cosmetic blems' and / or will have a bit more 'wobble / run-out', but again, will be functional.
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"Hi Jerry, The vintage-style hub clamps arrived yesterday and they are perfect! Thank you for doing them as they are exactly what I was hoping for. Great, fast service.
Thank you. Have a great weekend. Best, Lee"