Cartridge Tape Recorder

Description (Brief)
This DeJur-Grundig portable tape recorder was made in West Germany in the mid-1960s. The recorder featured an unusual tape format, a specially-made tape cartridge rather than using a reel or cassette. The cartridge is a modular unit that slides out from under the name plate. The user turns it over and slides it back into place in order to use the other side. Since this was a special format not adopted by other manufacturers, unlike Philips’ cassette format or the Lear 8-track cartridge, it quickly faded from the market.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1967
maker
DeJur-Grundig
Physical Description
vinyl (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 6 1/2 in x 3 in x 1 1/2 in; 16.51 cm x 7.62 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
2010.0125.12
catalog number
2010.0125.12
accession number
2010.0125
Credit Line
from the Smithsonian Institution
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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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