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Brand: Bell

Model:Cub Corder

Category:Vintage (Pre 1960, some recorders were so good, they belong in above categories)

Application:Consumer

Electronic:Tube

Country of Manufacture:USA

Release dates:1953 - 1956

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2, 15

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track

# Motors:

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Frequency Response:7½ ips: 200 - 6kHz

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Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10

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Description

Featured in a 1953 Allied Radio Corp catalogue the Cub Corder was described as “… a highly versatile tape recorder ..” Battery operated, the Cub could record from the supplied microphone and playback through an external amplifier, headphones or even the microphone which doubled as a headphone.

Two record/playback speeds were selectable,(7½ and 3¾ ips for model 2260 and 3¾ and 1 ips for model 2261). The fast forward speed was 37″ per second (that’s about 3½ minutes for a 600ft tape, folks!) and maximum spool size was 5″. There was only one input for a high impedance
microphone and a headphone and amplifier output.

Additional Info

Power supply: 4-volt wet battery (rechargeable) and a “B” type 67½ volt snap-on type / Valve complement: 3S4, 1AG5 and  two CK512AX’s / Rewind speed: 37″ per second (about 3½ minutes for a 600ft tape) / Inputs: high impedance microphone / Outputs: headphone and amplifier / Dimensions: 13½ x 12 x 5½” (343 x 305 x 140 mm) / Weight: 13lbs (5.9kg) / half-track mono

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