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  1. Externet

    Externet

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    Hi.
    Saw yesterday on an old television program, a short-lived audio tape recorder format NOT open reel-to-reel, NOT '8-track' type of recorder and tape cartridge, before the 'compact cassette' by Philips. Was not a wire reel either.
    May have been a Hollywood trick of the era, but I do faintly remember seeing such before.

    Does it have a name ? Was it just 'cassette' without the 'compact' ? Just curious.
     
  2. Audioguru

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    Google lists Wikipedia and others with history of the compact tape cassette and the competitors Telefunken and Grundig. I think there was also a Japanese one or two. Philips won.
    I worked in a Philips car radio factory when they developed their tape cassette player that replaced an 8-track tape player and their cassette soon became a hifi recorder/player. In the factory I also saw my first LED. The factory also made simple audio items and color TVs and I bought my first one that I souped up over many years.
     
  3. Externet

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    Thanks.
    Took some effort but captured images, at time stamp ~33:28 on
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    Screenshot from 2018-09-28 10-32-18.png Screenshot from 2018-09-28 10-35-36.png

    Shows an indentation for pinch roller ?
     
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  4. Externet

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  5. bertus

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    Hello,

    Waht to say about the early data cassette used in the EPSON HX20:
    http://www.vintage-calculators.nl/page91.html

    Not 1960 B.C. , but very old for computers (1982 - 1987).
    I even had to work with this type of "computer".

    EPSON micro casette.png

    Bertus
     
  6. Audioguru

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    The first computer I worked with used punched cards for the program and tiny ferrite cores on a matrix of wires for RAM.
    Its logic ICs were RTL and DTL. I think it was in 1968.
     
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