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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