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This is a list of information we have gathered from a variety of sources on some of the major analog reel to reel tape recorder manufacturers. Please note the source "credits' at the end of this page.  While we have strived to provide the best information available to us, there will be corrections and additions.  We include personal stories about the companies when they are provided to us.  We always invite input on corrections and updates. Thank you! Please note: None of the items in this museum are for sale!

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Amplifier Corp. of America 398 Broadway, New York,  13 NY  Amplifier Corporation logo

Founded in 1936

Peter  Paul Kellogg with his Amplifier Corporation tape recorderPeter Paul Kellogg helped design the first lightweight tape recorder built in North America, the Amplifier Corp. of America's Magnemite recorder.  It weighed less than 20 pounds; it went into commercial production in 1951.

Professor of ornithology and biological acoustics, Cornell University. Peter Paul Kellogg was appointed assistant professor of ornithology at Cornell University in 1938 and professor ofornithology and biological acoustics in 1953.He studied bird sounds and the vocal apparatus of birds, and pioneered the recording and study of songs of wild birds.

The Magnemite reel to reel tape recorder was easily recognized by the flywheel which helpedstabilize the speed.

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Please help us create a permanent museum for this collection

 

Go to:  AEG/MagnetophonAkaiAmplifier CorpAmpexAmproAstrocom/MarluxBang & OlufsenBellBell & HowellBell LabsBerlant ConcertoneBeyerdynamicBrüel & KjærBrenellBrushCetec GaussCraigCrown • DokorderEdisonEicoElectro VoiceEMI/GramophoneFerrographFostexGrundigHeathKitKLHLeevers RichLyrecMagnecordMarantzMCIMitsubishiNagraNakamichiNeumannNewcombNeveOkiOtariPentronPhilipsPioneerPrestoRangertoneRCARobertsRolaSansuiScullyShureSolid State LogicSonySoundcraftSpectoneStancil HoffmanStellavoxStephensStuder ReVoxTandbergTape-AthonTapesonicTeac/TascamTechnicsTelefunkenTolnai ToshibaUher VikingWebster Chicago/WebcorWebster ElectricWilcox-GayWollensak

 

 
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