Honeywell tapes

These Honeywell tapes were donated to MARCH
This one's a regular spool with 1200 feet of tape at 556 BPI.
But this one's strange: a solid aluminum spool with a small center (can't fit on a tape drive)
and inside is just clear plastic. Tape leader?
But why is it all scratched as if it's been thru a bad drive mechanism?