This Teac 80-8 came to us from its previous owner in Austin, Texas. Interestingly, included were several 1/2" reels. One of the reels contained a "live" recording of Willie Nelson performing at River Bend Church in Austin shortly after the IRS problems.
Teac Tascam 80-8 eight track 1/2 inch reel to reel tape recorder and tape with Willie Nelson cuts in reel2reeltexas.com and Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording vintage recording collection. This model recorder was used to record the Star Wars R2D2 tracks and was used by the Eagles, Boston & Kansas to develop their material before going into the studio.
I found it interesting to read in the January 1981 Modern Recording & Music magazine that the Doobie Brothers mailed 8-track Tascam tapes back and forth to each other as they were working on new music.