Roberts Recorders

Califone • Rheem

reel to reel tape recorders

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Roberts Recorders • Califone   • Rheem Califone/Rheem Roberts

Roberts Recorder, Califone & Rheem reel to reel tape recorder Ads

1958 Roberts reel to reel tape recorder ads

1958 ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection  1958 ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection  1958 ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collectionad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recordersin the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection  1958 ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection  1958 ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection  1958 ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection  1958 ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection  1958 ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection  1958 ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection  1958 ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection  1958 ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection

1959 Roberts reel to reel tape recorder ads

1959 ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection  1959 ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection  1959 ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection  1959 ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection  1959 ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection  1959 ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection  1959 ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection  1959 ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection  1959 ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection  1959 ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection

1960 Roberts reel to reel tape recorder ads

1960 ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection  1960 ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection  1960 ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection   1960 ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection 1960 ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection   1960 ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection  1960 ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection 

1961 Roberts reel to reel tape recorder ads

Rheem Manufacturing Company bought Califone and Roberts Recorder and kept Robert Metzner on in the company where he continued to direct recorder development and relations with Akai. In 1961 McGee was the first radio catalog that we could find to begin listing Roberts recorders for sale. However Roberts Recorders was not in the catalog the following year (1962).

1961 ad for Roberts Recorder. Califone and Rheem  reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection  1961 review of Roberts Recorder.990 reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection  1961 ad Roberts Recorder.990 reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection  1961 ad for Roberts Recorder. Califone and Rheem  reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection  1961 ad for Roberts Recorder. Califone and Rheem  reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection  1961 Roberts 1040 reel to reel tape recorder ad featuring Sonny Burke in the reel2reeltexas.com and Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection 1961 ad for Roberts Recorder. Califone and Rheem  reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection  1961 ad for Roberts Recorder. Califone and Rheem  reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection  1961 ad for Roberts Recorder. Califone and Rheem  reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection    1961 McGee Radio catalog listing for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection

1962 Roberts reel to reel tape recorder ads

1961 ad for Roberts Recorder. Califone and Rheem  reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording c  1961 ad for Roberts Recorder. Califone and Rheem  reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording c  1961 ad for Roberts Recorder. Califone and Rheem  reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording c  1962 ad for the Roberts 1057 reel to reel tape recorder featuring Dick Van Dyke and the Roberts 997 reel to reel tape recorder featuring Lucille Ball in Reel2ReelTexas.com  vintage reel to reel tape recorder collection  1962 ad for the Roberts 1057 reel to reel tape recorder featuring Dick Van Dyke and the Roberts 997 reel to reel tape recorder featuring Lucille Ball in Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage reel to reel tape recorder collection  1962 manual cover for the Roberts 1057 reel to reel tape recorder the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage reel to reel tape recorder collection 1962 manual  info for the Roberts 1057 reel to reel tape recorder the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage reel to reel tape recorder collection   1962 Roberts 1040 reel to reel tape recorder ad featuring Sonny Burke in the reel2reeltexas.com and Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection   1962 ad for the Roberts 1040 reel to reel tape recorder featuring Lawrence Welk  and the Roberts 440 reel to reel tape recorder featuring Janet Blair in Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage reel to reel tape recorder collection     1962 ad for the Roberts 1040 reel to reel tape recorder featuring Lucille Ball, Lawrence Welk and Stan Kenton in Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage reel to reel tape recorder collection  1962 ad for the Roberts 1040 reel to reel tape recorder featuring Lucille Ball in Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage reel to reel tape recorder collection    1962 ad for the Roberts 1040 reel to reel tape recorder featuring Lawrence WelkFred Astaire and Janet Blair in Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage reel to reel tape recorder collection   Dick Van Dyke, Marilyn King and Fred MacMurray endorsing Roberts Recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection  1962 review  of the Roberts 990 reel to reel tape recorder Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection  1962 ad for the Roberts 1057 reel to reel tape recorder featuring Jerry Lewis in Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage reel to reel tape recorder collection  1962 ad for the Roberts 1200 reel to reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage reel to reel tape recorder collection 

1963 Roberts reel to reel tape recorder ads

1963 ad for the Rheem Califone 73T reel to reel tape recorder in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection  1963 ad for the Rheem Califone Lexicon II reel to reel tape recorder in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection  picture of 1963 Roberts tape recorder ad  picture of 1963 Roberts tape recorder ad picture of Dick Van Dyke with Roberts 997 recorder   picture of 1963 Roberts tape recorder ad 1963 ad for Roberts 770 reel to reel tape recorder in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection  picture of 1963 Roberts tape recorder ad picture of 1963 997 Roberts tape recorder ad

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Cover of the 1963 Roberts Recorder brochure covering the Roberts 1055 reel to reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection   1963 Roberts Recorder brochure covering the Roberts 1055 reel to reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection  1963 Roberts Recorder brochure covering the Roberts 1055 reel to reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection  1963 Roberts Recorder brochure covering the Roberts 1055 reel to reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection   1963 Roberts Recorder brochure covering the Roberts 1055 reel to reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection  1963 Roberts Recorder brochure covering the Roberts 1055 reel to reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection  1963 Roberts Recorder brochure covering the Roberts 1055 reel to reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection  1963 Roberts Recorder brochure covering the Roberts 1055 reel to reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection  1963 Roberts Recorder brochure covering the Roberts 1055 reel to reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection  1963 Roberts Recorder brochure covering the Roberts 1055 reel to reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection  1963 Roberts Recorder brochure covering the Roberts 1055 reel to reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection  1963 Roberts Recorder brochure covering the Roberts 1055 reel to reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection  1963 Roberts Recorder brochure covering the Roberts 1055 reel to reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection  1963 Roberts Recorder brochure covering the Roberts 1055 reel to reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection  1963 Roberts Recorder brochure covering the Roberts 1055 reel to reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection  1963 Roberts Recorder brochure covering the Roberts 1055 reel to reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection  1963 Roberts Recorder brochure covering the Roberts 1055 reel to reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection    1963 Roberts Recorder listing in the 1963 Radio Shack catalog in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection


1964 Roberts reel to reel tape recorder ads

1964 catalog ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection 1964 catalog ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection 1964 catalog ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection   1964 catalog ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection     picture of Roberts catalog  picture of 1964 Roberts 1630 tape recorder ad  1964 ad Roberts tape recorder featuring Andre Previn in Phantom Production's vintage tape recording collection  1964 ad Roberts tape recorder featuring John (Johnny) Green in Phantom Production's vintage tape recording collectionollection  1964 ad for Roberts reel adapters in Phantom Production's vintage tape recording collection  1964 manual for the Roberts 330 reel tape recorder in Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage tape recording collection  1964 manual for the Roberts 330 reel tape recorder in Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage tape recording collection 1964 manual for the Roberts 330 reel tape recorder in Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage tape recording collection  picture of Roberts catalog  picture of Roberts catalog  picture of Roberts catalog 1964 ad for the Roberts 770 reel to reel tape recorder in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection 1964 Roberts Electronics poster featuring their Cross Field technology in the Roberts 770 reel to reel tape recorder  1964 Roberts Electronics poster featuring their Cross Field technology in the Roberts 770 reel to reel tape recorder  1964 Roberts Electronics poster featuring their 18 album reel to reel tape

1965 Roberts reel to reel tape recorder ads

1965 catalog ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording colle In the Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection, this is a 1965 listing of reel to reel tape recorders statistics   Review of 1966 tape recorders in Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage tape recorder collection Review of 1966 tape recorders in Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage tape recorder collection   1965 Hi Fi Stereo review Tape Recorder Annual Directory  1965 Hi Fi Stereo review Tape Recorder Annual Directory  In the Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection, this is a 1965 list of reel to reel tape recorders  In the Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection, this is a 1965 list of reel to reel tape recorders  1965 ad for the 400, 770 and 1630  reel to reel tape recorders available from Roberts in the Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection   1965 ad for Roberts reel to reel tape recorders discussing the virtues of the Cross Field heads in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection  1965 manual for the roberts 400X reel tape recorder in Phantom Productions' reel tape recorder collection  1965 manual for the roberts 400X reel tape recorder in Phantom Productions' reel tape recorder collection  1965 manual for the roberts 400X reel tape recorder in Phantom Productions' reel tape recorder collection 1965 manual for the roberts 400X reel tape recorder in Phantom Productions' reel tape recorder collection  1965 manual for the roberts 400X reel tape recorder in Phantom Productions' reel tape recorder collection  1965 manual for the roberts 400X reel tape recorder in Phantom Productions' reel tape recorder collection1965 Akai 355X service manual cover in Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage reel to reel tape recorder collection  1965 Akai 355X service manual specifications in Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage reel to reel tape recorder collection  1965 Akai 355X service manual controls in Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage reel to reel tape recorder collection 1965 Akai 355X service manual pages in Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage reel to reel tape recorder collection  1965 Akai 355X service manual pages in Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage reel to reel tape recorder collection Phantom's 1965 Roberts tapre recorder ad Phantom's 1965 Roberts tapre recorder ad  Phantom's 1965 Roberts tapre recorder ad  Phantom's 1965 Roberts tapre recorder ad  Phantom's 1965 Roberts tapre recorder ad  Phantom's 1965 Roberts tapre recorder ad   In the Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection, this is a 1965 Roberts XField tape recorder ad  In the Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection, this is a 1965 ad for the Roberts 770X tape recorder  In the Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection, this is a Roberts 770X tape recorder ad   In the Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection, this is a 1965 Roberts 400X tape recorder ad   In the Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection, this is a Roberts 770X tape recorder ad featuring Adrea Previn  In the Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection, this is a 1965 Roberts 5000 tape recorder ad 1965 Roberts 6000 tape recorder ad in the Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection Manual cover for the Roberts 6000 reel tape recorder in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection  1965 Specifications for the Roberts 6000 reel tape recorder in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection   1965 Roberts 3110 tape recorder ad in the Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection  1965 Roberts 1630 tape recorder review in the Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection

1966 Roberts reel to reel tape recorder ads

1966 catalog ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording colle  1966 catalog ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording colle  1966 catalog ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording colle  1966 catalog ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording colle  1966 catalog ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording colle  1966 catalog ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording colle   picture of 1966 Roberts 400X ad   picture of 1966 Roberts tape recorder ad  picture of 1966 Roberts 770X tape recorder ad picture of 1966 Roberts 770X tape recorder ad  1966 Roberts service manual for the 720, 720A, 770 and 770X reel tape recorders in Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage reel to reel tape recorder collection  1966 Roberts service manual for the 720, 720A, 770 and 770X reel tape recorders in Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage reel to reel tape recorder collection  1966 Roberts service manual for the 720, 720A, 770 and 770X reel tape recorders in Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage reel to reel tape recorder collection  picture of 1966 Roberts 5000X tape recorder ad 1966 ad for the Roberts 5000X reel tape recorders in Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage reel to reel tape recorder collection picture of 1966 Roberts 7000X tape recorder ad  1966 Roberts 1725-8L ad in Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage tape recorder collection  1966 Rheem Roberts Recorders parts list in the reel2reeltexas.com vintage recording collection  picture of Roberts recorder descriptions from 1966    Roberts 17258L Reel to Reel tape recorder in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection

1967 Roberts reel to reel tape recorder ads

1967 catalog ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection 1967 catalog ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection  1967 catalog ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection  1967 catalog ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection 1967 catalog ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection 1967 catalog ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection  1967 catalog ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection  1967 catalog ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection 1967 information on the Roberts tape recorders in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection 1967 ad for Roberts 400X tape recorders in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection   1967 information on the Roberts tape recorders in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection 1967 information on the Roberts tape recorders in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection  1967 information on the Roberts tape recorders in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection  1967 information on the Roberts tape recorders in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection

1968 Roberts reel to reel tape recorder ads

1968 catalog  ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection 1968 catalog  ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection  1968 catalog  ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection  1968 catalog  ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection  1968 catalog  ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection  1968 catalog  ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection         1968 ad for the Roberts 1725-8L III reel tape recorder in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection    1968 manual for the Roberts 192FT reel tape recorder in Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage tape recording collection 1968 manual for the Roberts 192FT reel tape recorder in Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage tape recording collection  1968 manual for the Roberts 192FT reel tape recorder in Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage tape recording collection

1969 Roberts reel to reel tape recorder ads

1969 catalog  ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection 1969 catalog  ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection 1969 catalog  ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection   1969 ad for the Roberts 650XD Reel to Reel Tape Recorder  1969 ad for the Roberts 650XD Reel to Reel Tape Recorder 1969 ad for the Roberts 650XD Reel to Reel Tape Recorder 1969 ad for the Roberts 650XD Reel to Reel Tape Recorder  1969 ad for the Roberts 770X reel tape recorder in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection   picture of 1969 Roberts 1000 ad   picture of 1969 Roberts 7000RX ad  1969 ad for the Roberts 650XD reel tape recorder in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collectionpicture of 1969 brochure for Roberts reel tape recorders  picture of 1969 brochure showing specs for Roberts reel tape recorders  1962 - 1969 listing of the Roberts 192 Broadcast reel tape recorder in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection

1970 Roberts reel to reel tape recorder ads

1970 catalog  ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection   1970 tape recorder directory in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection - page 2  1070 review of the Roberts 420XD reel to reel tape recorder in   Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording colection  1070 review of the Roberts 420XD reel to reel tape recorder in   Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording colection  1970 ad for the Roberts 333X ad in Phantom Productions vintage reel to reel tape recorder collection     1970 summary about the Roberts 1730 reel to reel tape recorder in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection  Rheem Roberts B&W video camera and recorder 1050AV ad in Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage reel tape recording collection  picture of an ad for the Rheem Roberts recorders  1070 listing of the Roberts 1000 audio & B&W video recorder in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection

1971 Roberts reel to reel tape recorder ads

On June 1, 1971 Akai began marketing their own branded reel tape recorders in North America as Roberts contract expired.

1971 catalog  ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection  1971 catalog  ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection   1971 catalog  ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection 1971 catalog  ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection  1971 catalog  ad for Roberts Recorder reel to reel tape recorders in the Reel2ReelTexas.com & Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection    1971 tape recorder statistics in the Reel2ReelTexas.com - Museum of Magnetic sound Recording vintage recording collection 1971 Ad for the Roberts GH-500D reel tape recorder in   Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection 1971 Ad for the Roberts 771X reel tape recorder in   Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection  1971 Ad for the Roberts 771X and the 1725 8L III reel tape recorders in   Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection  1971 Ad for the Roberts 808D professional 8 track tape recorder in   Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection 1971 summary of Open Reel tape recorders in Reel2ReelTexas.com's vintage recording collection  1971 ad announcing Akai's availability in the US

1972 Roberts reel to reel tape recorder ads

In 1972 Roberts Recorders disappeared from the radio catalogs and magazine summaries about tape recorders and the market was being dominated by Akai, ReVox, Sony and Teac in the US. However Rheem Califone was listed in the summary below.

1971 ad announcing Akai's availability in the US


Third Party photos related to Roberts Recorders

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1969 ad for the Roberts 575 - 8 track conference  Reel to Reel Tape Recorder  1969 ad for the Roberts 575 - 8 track conference  Reel to Reel Tape Recorder  1969 ad for the Roberts 575 - 8 track conference  Reel to Reel Tape Recorder  1969 ad for the Roberts 575 - 8 track conference  Reel to Reel Tape Recorder  1969 ad for the Roberts 575 - 8 track conference  Reel to Reel Tape Recorder

Roberts 8 track Model 575 Conference Series reel to reel tape recorder

       
 
Roberts 997 reel to reel tape recorder
Roberts 997 reel to reel tape recorder
Roberts 997 reel to reel tape recorder
Roberts 997 reel to reel tape recorder
Roberts 997 reel to reel tape recorder
 

Roberts 721 reel to reel tape recorder

 

 

 

Roberts 721 reel to reel tape recorder
Rheem Califone Model Lip 901 Duplex Booth recorder
       

Roberts 440 reelto reel tape recorder

Roberts 440 reelto reel tape recorder

Roberts 1055 reel to reel tape recorder

Roberts 1055 reel to reel tape recorder  Roberts 1055 reel to reel tape recorder

Roberts 1670 reel to reel tape recorder in console

Roberts 1670 reel to reel tape recorder in console

Roberts 1670 reel to reel tape recorder in console

Roberts 1670 reel to reel tape recorder in console

Roberts 1510X 3" reel Crossfield portable reel tape recorder

Roberts 1510X 3" reel Crossfield portable reel tape recorder

Roberts 1510X 3" reel Crossfield portable reel tape recorder

Roberts 440 reel to reel tape recorder
Roberts 1055 reel to reel tape recorder
Roberts 1670 reel to reel tape recorder in console
Roberts 1510X 3" reel Crossfield portable reel tape recorder
 

Rheem Califone AV 70-TC reel to reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com / Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection

Rheem Califone AV 70-TC reel to reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com / Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection

Rheem Califone AV 3080 reel tape recorder

Rheem Califone AV 3080 reel tape recorder

Rheem Califone AV3076 Solid State reel tape recorder

Rheem Califone AV3076 Solid State reel tape recorder

Rheem Califone AV3076 Solid State reel tape recorder

Rheem Califone AV3076 Solid State reel tape recorder

Rheem Califone AV3076 Solid State reel tape recorder

Rheem Califone AV 70-TC reel to reel tape recorder
Rheem Califone AV 3080 reel tape recorder
 3080
Rheem Califone AV3076 Solid State reel tape recorder
 

Roberts Four Track reel to reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com - Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vinyage recording collection

Roberts Four Track reel to reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com - Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vinyage recording collection
Roberts Four Track reel to reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com - Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vinyage recording collection
Roberts Microphone pair D-842  Roberts Microphone pair D-842
Roberts Four Track reel to reel tape recorder
Roberts Microphone pair D-842
 

Rheem/Roberts/Califone 3100 tape recoder photos donated by Bill Freund

Rheem/Califone/Roberts 3100 photos donated by Bill Freund  reel to reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com - Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vinyage recording collection

Rheem/Califone/Roberts 3100 photos donated by Bill Freund  reel to reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com - Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vinyage recording collection  Rheem/Califone/Roberts 3100 photos donated by Bill Freund  reel to reel tape recorder in the Reel2ReelTexas.com - Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vinyage recording collection

     
 

The Roberts iPod reel to reel tape recorder conversion

Speaking of Roberts...how about this conversion of a Roberts 997 to play an iPod by W. B. Morton  Please note: this unit is not for sale on this site! This is for information only!

Roberts 997 reel tape recorder  iPod conversion Roberts 997 reel tape recorder  iPod conversion  Roberts 997 reel tape recorder  iPod conversion

Speaking of Roberts...how about this conversion of a Roberts 997 to play an iPod by W. B. Morton

Roberts 997 reel tape recorder iPod conversion Roberts 997 reel tape recorder iPod conversion Roberts 997 reel tape recorder iPod conversion

(summary from ebay listing used with permission from W.B. Morton) Here is a Roberts Model 997 Reel to Reel deck that has been repurposed to play music files via a universal iPod docking station. Past meets present! Plays loud enough for a small office, dorm room etc. I played an iPod and CD player through the mic inputs and everything sounded fine although there is some distortion if the volume is turned all the way up.

The Roberts 997 tape transport and record/play heads were in terrible shape, so the following was done to put the separate right and left single ended amps to work (and make the resulting case look better):

1. Removed the reel motor and associated drive wheels.
2. Remove forward/reverse link mechanisms.
3. Keep the play/record and forward/reverse switches in place for any future experimental tinkering.
4. Kept the link arm connecting the play/record switch to the sliding switches on the separate amps (again for any future experimenting).
5. Lock the amp sliding switches in place in order to fix the amps into the 'play' position. This can be easily undone if the link arm is to be enabled again.
6. Removed the 6267 (preamp) and 6AR5 (bias oscillator) tubes - not needed for current purposes.
7. Replaced the 12AD7 dual triodes in each channel with 12AU7 tubes. The original dual triodes were bad anyway and the 12AU7's work just dandy.
8. Pulled all of the exterior textured vinyl covering off (no easy task) and covered the exterior with linoleum for a smooth surface.
9. Painted the exterior and body panels with black wrinkle-finish paint.
10. Painted the interior of the cover with regular black spray paint.
11. Added a hinged fold-down shelf to the front of the chassis (where the reels were). This is where the iPod dock is placed when in use.
12. Added a 3-prong power receptacle and moved the fuse to the back panel.
13. Added a double throw switch to allow earth grounded operation or to simulate historical 2-prong operation. The 'up' position connects earth ground and power, the 'down' position connects only power, the center position disconnects both power and ground. The 'down' position will avoid ground loops depending on what other equipment may be used as a source and how that equipment is connected to earth ground itself.
14. Installed a duplex wall socket inside the chassis to accommodate power connection to the iPod dock via its USB power adaptor and to apply power to the amps.
15. Kept the internal speakers in place. Just for fun.
16. Kept the external speaker connection plate on the right side of the chassis. Just for more fun.
17. Kept the external doors for the internal speakers in place as the cavity behind each door is just large enough to hold the iPod dock and remote control when the unit is not in use.
18. Attached an iPod holder to the inside of the cover (the white thing inside the cover in the pictures). The sides of the holder are adjustable to securely hold various iPod models.
19. The front cover door is detachable just as it was when the unit was originally built.

The lucky winner of the auction will receive the repurposed player, a universal iPod dock (Apple part number MB125G/B including USB power adaptor, various cradle adaptors, remote), power cord, and coax cables to connect the 1/4" speaker out jacks to your speakers. For the input connections, RCA to 1/4" jack adaptors are included. I will also send the two 6267 tubes (tested marginally ok, each has a rubber damper) as well as the 6AR5 tube just in case further experimentation will be done. by W. B. Morton


Roberts duplicator

Here's another interesting Rheem tape recorder/duplicator (I assume) •  These pics were donated by Nathan Luoto

Rheem model tape machine pictures in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection   Rheem model tape machine pictures in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection  Rheem model tape machine pictures in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection

  Rheem model tape machine pictures in the Reel2ReelTexas.com vintage recording collection  

I need help identifying a Rheem model tape machine.  It is built into a large black metal box, with a large nickel or chrome plated cover over the heads. It has only one lever to engage and disengage the pinch rollers against the capstan.  It does not have transport controls. It appears that it was designed to have four separate tapes stacked and played together.  Spacers to go between reels, four individual heads stacked parallel, and four pinch rollers. There are two level knobs, two VU meters, and two 1/4 phone connectors on the front, and three RCA connectors on the back near the fuse and power cable. The only other control is a power switch and an indicator lamp. I rescued this unit from a pile of scrap/electronic recycling.
-Nathan

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