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27/01/1948 First tape recorder


The History of Magnetic Audio Tape


First tape recorded with 1934 AEG Magnetophon prototype


The First Commercial Tape Recorder


The First American Tape Recorder


1939 AEG Magnetophon FT4 tape recorder playing Deutsches Tanz und Unterhaltungsorchester

The Wire Recording Corporation of America introduced a new product called Wire Way. It was sold for $149.50 at the time. The use of magnetic tape for sound recording originated around 1930. In the beginning it was made of paper. The Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company (3M) company replaced paper by plastic.
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