Pentron Corporation

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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 and related equipment manufacturers. 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!

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Pentron

Pentron Corporation (Sound, Inc), 777 S. Tripp Ave., Chicago, IL - 1948 -1961  
Equipment built by Sound, Inc. in 1947 included a radio Model 5R2 and an early amplifier MB7E8. In 1949 Harry A. Momson resigned as Vice President of Ampro, Corp to become VP and Director of Sales of Sound, Inc. In 1950, Pentron Sales Manager Irving Rossman announced that Pentron had acquired the assets and facilities of Sound, Inc., 221 Cullerton, Chicago, Illinois and will conduct future business at that address. By the middle 1950's Pentron had moved to Tripp Ave in Chicago. In 1956, a letter below shows that Irving Rossman eventually became President of Pentron.

 logo for Sound, Inc. Chicago that later became Pentrom  Recorder by Sound, Inc. Chicago that later became Pentrom  Recorder by Sound, Inc. Chicago that later became Pentrom1948  ad for Pentron DAstroSonic wire recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection 1951 ad for the Pentron microphone mixer in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection  1952 ad for the Pentron extended reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection  1953 ad for the Pentron reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection  1955 ad for the Pentron reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection 1956 letter from the President of Pentron Corporation Irving Rossman   1957 ad for Pentron reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection  1957 article for stereo Pentron reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection   1951 ad for Pentron Dynacord reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection  1951 ad for Pentron MP-2 reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection160 US Securities and Exchange info about the pentron Corporation in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection    ad for Pentron reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection  1961 review of the Pentron Astro-Sonic IIreel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection          

PENTRON COUSINO "ECHO-MATIC II" MODEL E-20 SELF CONTAINED TAPE CARTRIDGE PLAYER

THIS UNIT(right)WAS MADE BY PENTRON COUSINO IN THE 1950'S, A PIONEER IN THE FIELD OF AUDIO TAPE CARTRIDGES. THESE WERE USED PROMINENTLY IN ARCADE GAMES, RIDES,ETC. ( SPECIFICALLY IN THE "GYPSY FORTUNE TELLER" ARCADE AMUSEMENT GAMES). THIS UNIT IS SELF-CONTAINED WITH THE PLAYER MECHANISM, AMPLIFIER AND SPEAKER. IT ALSO HAS A 1'4" INPUT THAT WILL ACCEPT A GUITAR OR MICROPHONE

 

 

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See also Multi-Track recording

 
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