This is great! Was the model identified? It's particularly good to now
know a 1940s NYC area audio dealer other than Harvey Radio.
I'll hopefully be able to access that database to search for even earlier
magnetic recording items. Now to seach for dealer catalogs too...
Art (Shiffy) Shifrin
On Sat, Mar 20, 2010 at 6:49 PM, Claude Zachary <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Thanks to the Proquest Historic Newspaper Database, I found an ad in the
> Nov. 13, 1949 NY Times for the Soundmirror Tape Recorder selling for $199.50
> with microphone that "records for 1/2 hour." It was being sold by G.
> Schirmer stores in NYC and Brooklyn.
> Claude B. Zachary
> University Archivist and Manuscripts Librarian
> University of Southern California
> Doheny Memorial Library 220
> Los Angeles, CA 90089-0189
> (213) 740-2587