Tape Recording Cartridge

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Description (Brief)
This audio tape cartridge was designed in 1963 by Cousino Electronics Corporation. Today’s music listeners familiar with audio tape players typically think of the compact cassette format or perhaps the 8-track cartridge. However, other inventors designed many different tape formats while searching for an optimum combination of reliability, economy and ease of use. One such inventor was Bernard Cousino of Toledo, Ohio, who designed a single-loop magnetic tape cartridge for advertising use in 1952. His company continued producing tapes for a variety of uses into the 1960s.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1963
Cousino Electronics Corporation
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
paper (overall material)
overall: 1 1/2 in x 4 in x 5 1/2 in; 3.81 cm x 10.16 cm x 13.97 cm
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accession number
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Credit Line
from Ruth W. Begun, in memory of Semi J. Begun
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Magnetic Recording
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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