Reel-to-Reel Tape Recorder

Reel-to-Reel Tape Recorder

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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.
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Object Name
tape recorder
recording device
date made
ca 1965
AWIA Co., Ltd.
place made
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
vinyl (overall material)
metal (overall material)
overall: 2 1/2 in x 10 in x 6 in; 6.35 cm x 25.4 cm x 15.24 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
model number
Credit Line
from Ramunas A. Kondratas
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National Museum of American History
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