Reel-to-Reel Tape Recorder

Description (Brief)
The reel-to-reel format did not disappear overnight. This AIWA portable tape recorder dates from the mid-1960s, a time in which both the cassette tape and the 8-track cartridge formats were gaining popularity. Reducing the size of the tape required moving the recording tracks closer together. That in turn required more advanced recording heads that could read and write the narrower tracks, as well as physically-stronger tape.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1965
maker
AWIA Co., Ltd.
place made
Japan
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
vinyl (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 1/2 in x 10 in x 6 in; 6.35 cm x 25.4 cm x 15.24 cm
ID Number
2006.0253.01
accession number
2006.0253
catalog number
2006.0253.01
model number
TP-30
Credit Line
from Ramunas A. Kondratas
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Magnetic Recording
Communications
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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