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PH-M88 mini-boombox with removable Walkman microcassettes

Fisher Electronics (1945 - 2012)1981

Museum for Communication Frankfurt, Museum Foundation Post and Telecommunication

Museum for Communication Frankfurt, Museum Foundation Post and Telecommunication

Portable radio cassette recorders with radio and tape recorders had their heyday in the 1970s and early 1980s. Radio recorders with large speakers and many additional functions were called ghetto blasters, named after the neighborhoods of socially disadvantaged African Americans. However, this device belonged to the upper class. Instead of a normal compact cassette, there is a removable Walkman in the device, which in turn uses the smaller micro cassettes as the recording medium.

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  • Title: PH-M88 mini-boombox with removable Walkman microcassettes
  • Creator: Fisher Electronics (1945 - 2012)
  • Date Created: 1981
  • Location Created: New York, NY, USA
  • Rights: © Museumsstiftung Post und Telekommunikation
  • Material: Metall, Kunststoff

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