Benjamin, I would NOT advise an archivist to try to get into restoring an old tape deck. None of those linked seem to be in restored condition, some may be barely working or not at all.
Better she "farm out" the remainder of the tapes to a dedicated professional, such as Mr Hess, or ahem myself, for digitization.
I believe, however, that she has responded that she has the infromation she needs and will be contacting one of us near her.
On Mar 14, 2014, at 5:22 AM, James Roth wrote:
> Greetings Ms. Menn
> Thank you for the inquiry about 4-track tape decks.
> I, personally, don't know where there might be one in good enough condition for you to complete your digitizing task.
> However, there IS Ebay and they seem to have quite a few for sale.
> Here are a few 4-track tape decks which might serve your purpose.
> BTW: I've purchased several (9 or 10) different kinds of items (mostly printers and tape decks) from Ebay sellers and was satisfied most of the time.
> You'll have recourse should you not be satisfied with anything you buy from them.
> I wish you the best of luck.
> Benjamin Roth