Category:Vintage (Pre 1960, some recorders were so good, they belong in above categories)
Country of Manufacture:USA
Release dates:1953 - 1956
Speeds: 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 3
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Mono - Full Track
Frequency Response:up to 10 kHz at 7½ ips
Wow and Flutter:less than 0.5% at 7½ ips
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
In early 1952 the Webster-Chicagocompany was in the process of shortening its name to Webcor and this particular model, the 210, was released under both brand-names. It was a half-track mono machine with three heads, two speeds (3¾ and 7½ ips) and a 7″ reel capacity.
Although a single-motor design, the 210 contained two motors and drive systems that performed the same function – but for two different directions of tape travel. This simply-laid-out machine featured a magic eye record level indicator, an on/off/tone control, record/playback level, and single knob function control. Webcor had almost 40% of the U.S. tape recorder market share in 1952-53.
Dimensions: 10 x 16½ x 14¾” (254 x 419 x 375 mm) / Weight: 35 lbs (15.9 kg) / half-track mono