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Brand: Ferry

Model:Model 5




Country of Manufacture:Australia

Release dates:1953 - 1956

Tracks:1/2 Rec/PB

Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 7 1/2

Max Reel Size("): 7"

Number of heads: 3

Head Composition: Permalloy

Head Configuration: Mono - Dual Track

Auto Reverse?:No

Voltage(s): 220-240v

Frequency Response:50 to 9,000 cps at 3¾ ips. 50 to 12,000 cps at 7½ ips

Wow and Flutter:Speaker: 8" circular internal speaker

Sound quality rating:5 / 10

Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10

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The Model 5 (1953-54) was available in four different versions: Full track (MA) and half track (MB) at 3¾ & 7½ ips. full track (MC) and half track (MD) at 1 7/8 & 3¾ ips. In addition, a two-stage radio tuner complete with built-in aerial could be fitted to the right hand front section.
The machine employed three locally made ELMEC heads and facilities were provided for monitoring and Public Address use.
Models subsequent to the Model 5 featured three motors, these were made by BSR in England.
In all, about 1,500 Ferry tape recorders were sold throughout Australia between 1950 and 1959.
Thanks to ex-Ferry employee Neville A. Ellison for the above information

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