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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
tape recorder
recording device
date made
Physical Description
vinyl (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
overall: 6 1/2 in x 3 in x 1 1/2 in; 16.51 cm x 7.62 cm x 3.81 cm
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catalog number
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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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