15/16 ips was the slowest of the four speed options provided on the fairly
popular Uher Report 4000 series of reel-to-reel recorders. No doubt someone
can provide more precise dates of manufacture, but I believe they were
manufactured from the 1960's into early 1990's.
On 1/12/11 1:04 PM, "George, Stephanie" <[log in to unmask]>
> Hello, All -
> I've run up against an interesting scenario (for us, anyway) and I'm asking
> for some feedback from the collective wisdom of this group.
> We've been doing a lot of our own digitization, but we've now run across a
> reel to reel tape that was recorded at 15/16 speed. It doesn't appear as if
> any of our reel to reel recorder/players offer that as an option, so,
> obviously, we'll need to send it out.
> How common was this recording speed and are there any general assumptions I
> might be able to make about the circumstances of the recording (i.e., Were
> there consumer-grade recorders available with this speed option? Years it
> might have been a popular option?)
> Thanks in advance --
> Stephanie George
> Center for Oral and Public History
> California State University, Fullerton
> (657) 278-3693
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