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From: "Steven Smolian" <[log in to unmask]>
> Is this a 3" tape? If so, there was a group of battery-operated recorders
> used during the Nam war period where the tape was pulled past the heads by
> the take-up reel rather than a capstan near the head. When played on a
> regular tape machine, the speed goes from very slow to very fast.
Aiwa...and I used to own one! C. probably 1963-64...and, being battery-
operated and not highly sophisticated, the speed also depended on the
condition of the batteries.
Steven C. Barr