Well the tape is basically the same as cassette but as I said, there's
probably a much longer tape length than would fit into a standard Compact
Cassette so it would need to be divided into shorter lengths that would fit
into standard CC shells. I've never done this personally as I have the
proper LFH 0084 machine to play the original cassettes without alteration
and in any case nobody has ever come to me with such a cassette for
transfer. These were specialised business dictation machines and tapes.
Perhaps someone in the list can share direct experience of cutting into
lengths and reshelling into Compact Cassette shells.
My original 0084 is not exactly high fidelity, having a lot of hum pickup
from its motor/transformer, and I assume that is how they were new where
only dictation quality was required. I guess it depends on your particular
project such as the number of tapes involved, and whether they just need to
be auditioned for content, or everything transferred at high quality.
----- Original Message -----
From: "6295LARGE" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2018 12:43 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Fwd: WHAT IS THIS AND WHERE CAN I HEAR IT?
I can rehouse them in regular cassette units.
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On Tue, Aug 21, 2018 at 9:10 PM, Tim Gillett <[log in to unmask]>
> These cassettes run in a Phillips/Norelco LFH 0082 or 0084 dictation
> machine. Same tape width as standard Phillips cassette and same standard
> speed of 4.75cm/s (not rim drive like earlier Phillips 1/4" dictation
> machines and the later Minicassette) so could potentially be transferred
> into a standard cassette but would have to be cut for length. I worked for
> a local company in the 80's. 82's and 84's sometimes came in for service
> although even then they were becoming rare. I have one fully working 0084.
> Tim Gillett
> Western Australia.
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> Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 3:32 AM
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> HI Ben
> These are the Norelco EL tapes. I have a refurbished machine (two
> that can play these tapes. So far I had a few from Israel, Holland, US,
> the British Library has also sent some. A very sexist product. Wouldn't
> in today's politics, thank god.
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> On Tue, Aug 21, 2018 at 9:55 PM Paul T. Jackson <[log in to unmask]>
> There seems to be one for sale here:
>> -Not really sure.
>> On 8/21/2018 11:00 AM, 6295LARGE wrote:
>> > Hello everyone,
>> > Does anyone know where I can hear this obsolete thing?
>> > http://www.obsoletemedia.org/philips-el-3583/
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>> > Ben Roth
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