VHS tape deconstruction
This is a VHS tape. It was used before the DVD industry began and expanded to show movies and videos on a television through a VHS player. They were extremely popular, but now are rarely used as watching films on the Internet through applications such as Netflix and Blinkbox are a lot easier to use and are more popular. en.m.wikipedia.org VHS - Wikipedia
This is the tape's film (also called a video tape) and it is the part of the VHS that contains the video content. It is a magnetic film that consists of very small magnetic particles on a strip of very flexible plasic called Mylar. The tape has a glossy finish with a smooth texture. This is why it is used: the flexible nature of the tape makes it perfect for spinning round while the movie is being played. www.google.co.uk vhs tape film - Google Search
These are the tape deck windows. They allow the VHS' user to see inside the tape and look at various features such as the film. They are made of a thin, clear plastic called Polymethyl Methacrylate stretched over holes in the tape's outer casing. In this case, the plastic is very thin and feels a little flimsy, but is fairly strong and fits its purpose well. www.youtube.com VCR Bonus video on the REACT channel: http://goo.gl/IHylC7 NEW Videos Every Week! Subscribe: http://goo.gl/nxzGJv Watch all main React episodes (Kids/Teens/E...
This part of the VHS is the tape deck where the tape deck windows can be seen, and it is the outer casing of the tape that protects the interior components such as the film. It is made of a plastic also used for light switch casing and plug socket covers called Phenol Formaldehyde. It is perfect fo this purpose because it is a very strong plastic and protects the interior components well so that the VHS lasts a very long time.The windows can be found on the front of the tape deck, often with a sticker or smaller piece of plastic with the film title and age rating displayed.
These are the screws that attatch the front deck to the back. They are very simple screws made of standard steel, and are built up of a thin cylinder with a 'male thread' wrapped around it. Each screw is very small meaning that the tape deck looks neat and attractive whilst still being practical and holding the two plastic decks together securely due to the steel. www.youtube.com Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.
These plastic covers and reels are made to spin and protect the tapes inside. The clear plastic covers for the reel and video tape are made of a thicker and slightly stronger version of the thin, clear plastic used for the tape deck windows. The reels are very similar to the outer casing (or tape deck): they use the same plastic but have a glossier, white finish instead of a matte black appearance.
This thin, flexible strip of metal is made of a metal similar to aluminium used to make drink cans. This metal is the perfect material for its purpose because the strip needs to be bent easily but hold its shape when inside the tape.

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