In the days of audio cassette tapes, there were 3 ways to rewind a tape:
- Use the rewind function in the cassette player or Walkman
- Poke a pencil through one of the holes, and rotate the pencil
- Poke a pencil through one of the holes, tilt the pencil slightly, and spin the tape around the pencil.
Number 3 was my favourite. I used to do that to save battery life on the Walkman.