Stencil Corporation web site
1920's to the present as the Stancil Corporation
1954 ad for the Stancil Hoffman R-5 and a review of the Stancil Hoffman MiniTape
Stancil Hoffman C 49 MT2
Stancil Hoffman MiniTape portable tape recorder used by radio station KXOA. KXOA was a Sacramento, California, USA, radio station that existed on both AM and FM (in various incarnations) between 1945 and 2004
Stancil Hoffman MiniTape reel tape recorder
Patented MiniTape in 4/29/1950, expired 11/3/1992 as ELECTRICALLY OPERATED SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS.
On Saturday, April 29, 1950, a U.S. federal trademark registration was filed for MINITAPE by STANCIL-HOFFMAN CORPORATION , HOLLYWOOD. The USPTO has given the MINITAPE trademark serial number of 71596629. The current federal status of this trademark filing is EXPIRED. The correspondent listed for MINITAPE is The MINITAPE trademark is filed in the category of Houseware and Glass Products . The description provided to the USPTO for MINITAPE is ELECTRICALLY OPERATED SOUN RECORDING ANDREPRODUCING APPARATUS.
Stancil Hoffman Instrumentation TGRA 365 6 reel to reel data recorder
The Stancil/Hoffman sound reproduction unit with its 35mm fullcoat magnetic soundtrack -more information
The sound system was RCA with a rated output of 60 W per channel, coupled to a sound reader built by Stancil-Hoffman. For emergencies, the center projector had a magnetic soundhead reading a soundtrack mixed down to mono. It also read a 1,6 kHz control track for switching the surround channels. To achieve synchronism of all projectors and the soundreader, selsyn interlocking motors by General Electric were used. As the whole equipment package was designed to be mobile, all connections between the apparatus were carried out by means of plugs and rubber covered cables, greatly reducing the time required to assemble the lot.
See also Multi-Track recording