British Universal E M-E Retalker

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Brand: British Universal

Model:E M-E Retalker





Country of Manufacture:United Kingdom

Release dates:1950 - 1953

Tracks:1/4 Rec/PB

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 2

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track

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Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 110-120v

Outputs: RCA

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5/ 10

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Another gem from the extensive collection of Stuart Blacklock.  This would be one of the oldest British-made tape recorders, it’s certainly the oldest in Stuart’s collection. Made by British Universal E.M.E. Ltd, the Retalker was designed as an office-dictating recorder and had a minimum of controls.

A simple motor control lever used in conjunction with a play button on the microphone controlled transport function. Maximum reel size was 5″. There were two counters, the left one travelled backwards & forwards
with the tape and the right one forward only. The difference between the two indicated the position of the tape.

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/ full-track mono


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