I beleive that was a Telex - we used one at a studio where we made
radio spots. Extremely labot intensive with on e minute spots at 7.5
IPS - 5 copies done in a half minute, change five small reels, make
some more. There were five pancakes of blank tape on one side, and it
rolled the dupes onto 5 or 7" reels on the lower side. I searched and
cannot even find a picture online! But I ran that machine a lot back
in the day...
The capstan shaft was about an inch in diameter, and four feet long. I
think it was direct drive from a bulky motor at one end. The takup
reels were belt driven, and watch out if the brakes didn't work with 5
- 3600 foot pancakes of 1 mil blank tape. I cut fingers on it more
than once or twice.
What else do you want to know?
On Mar 31, 2011, at 10:14 AM, Michael Biel wrote:
> There was one dubber which supposedly would not add any wow and
> flutter or speed change from the master. I forget what it was
> called, but it had a long horizontal capstan and a series of reels
> mounted vertically along it from left to right, including the
> master. Any inconstancy in that capstan would affect all copies and
> the master equally. Anybody have any experience with this beast?