Country of Manufacture:USA
Release dates:1953 - 1956
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:(all 3 dB): 7½ ips: 50Hz - 8kHz
Wow and Flutter:
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
Manufactured by The Webster Electric Company, Racine Wisconsin.
From a 1953 New Product Report:
“… A single switch changes speeds and also provides the necessary
compensation within the amplifier for the change.
The recorder measures 13½ x 11¾ x 9½ inches and weighs
28 pounds . It features straight line tape threading, pilot light and
tone control. A manual or foot control is provided for stopping or starting.
Valve complement: 5879 (pre-amp), 2 x 6C4 (1st & 2nd A.F. amps), 6SN7GT (record amp & cathode follower), 6AQ5 ( bias oscillator,5Y3GT (rectifier) / Rewind speed: fast forward: 15 times tape speed, rewind: about two minutes for a 1200ft reel of tape. / Audio output power: 2½ watts at 5% distortion / Inputs: microphone and radio / TV / phono / Outputs: / Speaker(s): internal 5 x 7 inch front mounted elliptical PM speaker / Dimensions: 13½ x 11¾ x 9½” (343 x 298.5 x 241 mm) / Weight: 28 lbs (12.7 kg) / half-track mono