I think 1958 for quarter-track reel tapes, too. I'm pretty sure Ampex had a somewhat kludgey 2t/qt
switch for the play head on their A series and 900 series decks by 1958, too.
-- Tom Fine
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From: "Don Chichester" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 7:06 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] 1/4" Record and Playback head
I recall buying a Bell stereorecorder in 1958, the year I was married.
In a message dated 6/10/2009 5:48:12 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
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At 05:29 PM 2009-06-10, Stewart Adam wrote:
>Does any one know when the first 1/4" 4 track recorders became
>available. Either professional or consumer
October 1959 just in time for 1959 Christmas shopping--both
reel-to-reel and the RCA Sound Tape Cartridge format.
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