Reel-to-Reel Tape Recorder

Description (Brief)
This portable Fi-Cord reel-to-reel tape recorder was made in Switzerland around 1964. Intended for use as a portable dictating machine, the Fi-Cord model 101 weighs nearly two pounds (one kilogram).
The Swiss economy has always been heavily dependant on exporting manufactured products, especially finely crafted items like clocks and watches. This tape recorder exhibits the skill one associates with Swiss engineering and also shows that they quickly adopted transistors for small electronic devices.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
tape recorder
recording device
date made
1964
maker
Fi-cord International
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 4.2 cm x 8.4 cm x 16.2 cm; 1 5/8 in x 3 5/16 in x 6 3/8 in
ID Number
1986.0407.01
accession number
1986.0407
catalog number
1986.0407.01
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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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