Cassette Tape Recorder

Cassette Tape Recorder

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Description (Brief)
The miniaturization of electronic components has allowed designers to add features to audio products that previously would have been impractical or simply too expensive. This TEAC model A-170 cassette tape deck includes input equalizing controls more typical of studio equipment. The donor, who used this tape deck as a teenager, added the “do not touch” admonition in an effort to prevent family and friends from changing the settings.
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Object Name
recording device
tape recorder
date made
ca 1975
TEAC Corporation
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
overall: 5 1/2 in x 17 in x 10 3/4 in; 13.97 cm x 43.18 cm x 27.305 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
from Steven Lett
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Magnetic Recording
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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