Hencot Reel to Reel Tape Recorders

Company Description

So far, this is the only tape recorder brand we know of that was manufactured  in France.  References in American buyers guides speak of the 800 series that sold for around $1000. The earliest mention was in 1970, yet three years later high Fidelity magazine suggested an 800 model would be available later in 1973, in the US market.

Henri Cote & Cie  manufactured these tape recorders in Bourg-la-Reine, a suburb of Paris, France

So questions remain – How many models of tape recorders did they make?
Were there any other tape recorders that were launched in France?

Model 804 – Record/playback (in one direction) stereo & 4-channel ; separate monitor head; 7 1/2, 3 3/4 ips (15 ips optional) 10.5″

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General Information

Manufacturer: Hencot

Years in Business: 1970 To 1975

Country: France

Years making R-R Tape Recorders: 1970 To 1975