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The Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording has over 13,000 images on loan from the Theophilus vintage recording collection.  We believe this is one of the largest documentation collections on magnetic sound recording and specifically on reel to reel tape recorders from the 1940's through the present.  However, while there has been a resurgence in the interest of analogue recording, only the Otari company continues to manufacturer custom reel to reel tape recorders.

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This lint of links enables you to view the ads for vintage recording devices by year in a slide show format. 

Ads by Year  1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 19931994 to Present Misc Pre 1946

It is our goal to provide research space for persons reviewing the museums archive of related printed material; magazines, catalogs, operating and service manuals. The Museum Library with have original documents as well as digital files that will be available in the Museum as well as through the Museum’s web site. View ads and catalogs in the Reel2ReelTexas.com site.

Ampex ATR-800 professional reel to reel tape recorder Manual in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection   Teac Tascam 80-8 8 track  professional reel to reel tape recorder Manual in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection  The original Ampex 200A professional reel to reel tape recorder Manual in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection  Studer ReVox B77 MK II   professional reel to reel tape recorder Manual in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection Sony TC-854-4 professional reel to reel tape recorder Manual in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collectiond Recording  Akai GX-400DSS Manual

Below are some of the ads through the years.

1903 Edison cylinder recording ad in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1903

1941 Allied Radio catalog in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1941

1947 ad for the Brush Sound Mirror reel to reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection.  This was the first ad in a national US pulication for a reel to reel tape recorder.

1947

Cover of the July 1948 Audio Engineering magazine featuring John T. "Jack: Mullin with the newly created Ampex 200A professional reel to reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1948

1949 Presto reel to reel tape recorder ad in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1949

1953 ad for Soundcraft reel to reel tape recorder tape featuring a jumping horse  in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1953

1954 ad featuring Bob Hope for the Ampex 600 reel to reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1954

Cover of a 1954 Tape Recording magazine featuring Doris Day in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1954

1956 ad for Revere reel to reel tape recorders featuring Doris Day  in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1956

1956 ad for 3M Scotch reel to reel recording tape featuring Benny Goodman in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1956

1956 ad for Soundcraft Mylar reel to reel recording tape showing a 1956 Jaguar   in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1956

1958 ad for Ampex professional reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1958

1958 ad for Magnecorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1958

1959 ad for Electro Voice microphones in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1959 - Audio List Ken deGruchy

1960 ad for the Roberts 990 reel to reel tape recorder featuring Marilyn King in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1960

1961 ad for Audiotape for reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1961

1962 ad for the Ampex F-44 Fine Line reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1962

1962 ad for Magnecord reel to reel tape recorders featuring Benny Goodman in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1962

1962 ad for the Roberts 1057 reel to reel tape recorder featuring Jerry Lewis in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1962

1962 ad for 3M Scotch reel to reel recording tape featuring Henry Mancini in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1962

1962 ad for Viking reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1962

1963 ad for Neumann microphones featuring Nat King Cole in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1963

1964 ad for Berlant Concertone 800 reel to reel tape recorder featuring Doris Day and Rock Hudson in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1964

1964 ad for Magnecord reel to reel tape recorders featuring Maria Callus in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1964

1964 ad for Tandberg reel to reel tape recorders featuring Phyllis Curtain in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1964

1964 ad for Turner microphones showing a Sony 777 reel to reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1964

1965 ad for a reel to reel tape recorder featuring Al Hirt  in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1965

1965 ad for Ampex reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1965

1965 ad for the Concertone 800 reel to reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1965

1965 ad for Tandberg reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1965

1965 ad for the Roberts 1630 reel to reel tape recorder featuring Stan Kenton in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1965

1966 ad for Magnecord reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1966

1966 cover of the March HiFi?Stereo Review magazine Special Tape Rcorder Issue in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1966

1966 3M Wollensak reel to reel tape recorder ad in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1966

1967 cover of a brochure for Altec speaker systems and audio components in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1967

1967 ad for Ampex reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1967

1967 ad for Audiotape reel to reel products featuring a photo of John F. Kennedy, Franklin Roosevelt, Douglas MacArthur, Dwight Eisenhower and Adlai Stevenson in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1967

1967 cover of the 1967 HiFi/Stereo Review magazine's Tape Recorder Annual in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1967

1967 Sony brochure page featuring the Sony 230 reel to reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1967

1968 Ampex reel to reel tape ad in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1968

1968 cover of the November 1968 Audio magazine in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1968

1968 ad for the Electro Voice RE-15 microphone in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1968

1968 Tandberg reel to reel tape recorder ad in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1968

July 1968 cover of the Tape Recording magazine in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1968

1968 ad for the Ampex MM1000 reel to reel tape recorder  in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1969

1971 ad for the Gauss  reel to reel tape recorder  in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1969

1969 ad for the Roberts 770X reel to reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1969

1969 ad for Telefunken  reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1969

1969 ad for Sony  reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1969

1969 ad for Tandberg  reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1969

1970 ad for the Kenwood reel to reel tape recorder  in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1970

1971 ad for the Akai 1730D-ss reel to reel tape recorder featuring Quincy Jones in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1971

1971 ad for Marantz in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1971

1971 ad for Sony reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1971

1971 ad for Stanton pickups in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1971

March 1961 Stereo Review Special Tape Recorder Issue in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1971

1971 Tapco ad in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1971

1972 listing of  reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1972

1972 ad for Pioneer  reel to reel tape recorders featuring Andy Warhol in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1972

1972 ad for Sony  reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1972

1972 ad describing Teac Tascam's Simul-Sync  reel to reel tape recorder process in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1972

1972 Turner microphone ad in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1972

1973 Craig auto stereos components ad in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1973

March 1973 cover of the Stereo Review Special Tape Recorder Issue  in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1973

1973 ad for Pickering headphones in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1973

1973 April cover of the Audio magazine featuring Open Reel Tape Recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1973

1974 Ferrograph Sever  reel to reel tape recorder ad in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1974

1974 ad for Pioneer  reel to reel tape recorders featuring Blood, Sweat & Tears Bobby Colomby in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1974

197 ad for Stephens reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1974

1974 ad for Wetlake Audio in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1974

1974 ad for the Teac 2340  reel to reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1974

1974 a for Sony  reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1974

1974 ad for the Ampex AG-440C professional reel to reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1974

1975 article on the Future of  reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1975

1975 ad for Garrard turntables in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1975

1975 article about making reel to reel recording tape in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1975

march 1975 cover of the Stereo Review Special Tape Recorder Issue in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1975

1975 ad for Teac reel tape recording multi-tracking  in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1975

1976 ad for the Ampex ATR-700  reel to reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1976

1976 ad for Dokorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1976

1976 article about the History of Recording in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1976

1976 ad for Teac  reel to reel tape recorders featuring the fact that the Teac 80-8 was used to record the sound effects for 3CPO and R2D2 in the Star Wars film in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1976

1977 ad for the Ampex MM-1200 professional  reel to reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1977

June 1977 cover of the db magazine featuring the USPO Centennial of Sound Recording stamp in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1976

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1977

1977 ad for MCI reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1977

1977 ad for the "sale" of the Teac A-3340 reel to reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1977

1977 Teac "Home Made With Teac album produced to help folks learn how to use the Teac A-3340 reel to reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1977

1977 ad for Maxell reel to reel tape recorder tape in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1977

1977 ad for Philips reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1977

1978 Tape Recording Buying Guide in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1978

1978 ad for dbx noise reduction products in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1978

October 1978 cover of the db magazine  in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1978

1978 ad for the Teac 40-4 shown the reel tape recorder sawed in two in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1978

1978 ad for the Technics RS-1500 reel to reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1978

1978 ad for Pioneer reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1978

December 1979 cover of the db magazine featuring micriophones in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1979

1979 Land Voice promotional materials in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1979

1979 MXR ad in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1979

1979 ReVox B-77 reel to reel tape recorder ad in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1979

January 1979 cover of the Stereo Review magazine in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1979

1979 ad for the Neve 8108 professional recording mixing console in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1979

1980 ad for the Ampex Gold Reel award in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1980

1980 ad for the Ampex ATR-100 reel to reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1980

1980 ad for Harry Chapin's Sequal to Taxi song in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1980

1980 ad for Ampex reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1980

1980 ad for 3M Scotch reel to reel recording tape in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1980

1981 ad for the Akai GX-747 reel to reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1981

1982 ad for the Ampex Gold Reel award in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1982

1982 ad for Shure microphones in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1982

1982 ad for the Tascam one inch 16 track reel to reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1982

1983 ad for Ampex reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1983

1983 ad for the Ampex Gold Reel award in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1983

1983 ReVox reel to reel tape recorder ad in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1983

1983 Electro Voice microphone ad in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1983

1983 ad for Neve recording consoles in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1983

1983 ad for Otari reel to reel tape recorders featuring Jeff Baxter with the Doobie Brothers in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1983

1983 ad for Soundcraft consoles in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1983

1084 ad for Soundtracs in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1984

1984 ad for Teac X-200 and X-2000R-BL reel to reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1984

1985 ad for the Fostex B-16 reel to reel tape recorder featuring Christine McVie  in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1985

1985 ad for Shure microphones featuring Sammy Davis Jr in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1985

1985 ad for Tandberg reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1985

1986 ad for AEG reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1986

1986 ad for Fostex reel to reel tape recorders  and audio processing components  in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1986

1986 ad for the Nagra IV-S TC in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1986

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1986

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1986

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1986

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1986

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1986

1987 ad for Fostex reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1987

1987 ad for otari reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1987

1987 Shure microphone ad in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1987

1987 ad for Sony reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1987

1987 ad for the Tascam ATR-60 reel to reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1987

1988 ad for the Sony 48 track digital reel to reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1988

1988 ad for Tascam recording consoles in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1988

1988 Trident recording consoles in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1988

1989 ad for Fostex reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1989

1990 ad for Ampex recording tape in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1990

1990 ad for Sony digital reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1990

1990 ad for Tascam MSR-24 reel to reel tape recorder  in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1990

1992 ad for Samson microphones featuring Paula Abdul in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1992

Ad for Otari reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1992

1993 article about John T. "Jack" Mullin who brought the German Magnetophon reel to reel tape recorders to the US after WW II and enabled the tape recording work with Bing crosby eventually creaing the Ampex 200A in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

1993

picture of a variety of catalog covers for mast of Catalog web page

 

   
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