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EMI tape recorder, c 1950.

EMI tape recorder, c 1950.
3 5 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 27cm


This 'midget' tape recorder is a product of the miniaturisation that integrated circuits brought in their wake. It substituted some of the first transistors for older valves. The compactnes of this EMI machine also owed something to its tiny electric motor, and advances in tape casette production.

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