Artifact Details


Clean cycle kit for 5.25 flexible disk drive heads and peripherals

Catalog Number



Physical object



Place Manufactured

Santa Clara, Calif.

Identifying Numbers

Model number 7191 Printed in white ink on blue on the top and sides of the box


overall: 2 1/2 in x 12 3/4 in x 10 1/2 in


This object consists of a box containing materials and tools to clean 5.25 floppy drives. The kit includes the following fluids in aerosol pump bottles: CRT screen cleaner, cleaning solvent (two bottles), and anti-static solution. It includes a font cleaning brush and nine cleaning wands. Plastic bags contain lint-free wipes and super wiping cloths. A 12-page (plus covers) manual explains why this kit is needed, describes the contents of the box, how to use the diskette head cleaner, and maintenance hints for media. A two-sided floppy disk is included. Printed on a label on the floppy disk there is a set of boxes to record how many times the disk has been used; six out of 20 possible boxes are marked. The box also contains two other leaflets. One explains how to use the kit to clean CP/M type operating systems, and the other is the FCC warning about RFI limits. The manual, leaflets, and diskette have been removed for archiving.


Miscellaneous/tools and hardware