Reel-to-Reel Tape Recorder

Description (Brief)
Companies in many countries have produced magnetic recording devices, often in association with radio production. This professional grade machine was made in the 1959 by Tandbergs Radiofabrikk of Oslo, Norway. The reel-to-reel model 2TF unit was used at the National Museum to record interviews.
Currently not on view
Object Name
tape recorder
recording device
date made
Tandbergs Radiofabrikk AS
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
vinyl (overall material)
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
foam rubber (overall material)
overall: 8 in x 17 in x 13 1/2 in; 20.32 cm x 43.18 cm x 34.29 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Magnetic Recording
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Magnetic Recording
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
from the Smithsonian Institution
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