Portable cassette recorder


NEMO Science Museum

NEMO Science Museum
Amsterdam, Netherlands

The first compact cassette recorder was revolutionary, because it made sound recording technology affordable for everyone. The tape recorders available until that time were too expensive for most people. It came with a microphone, which also served as a remote control. It is battery operated and has very few buttons, making it easy to use.


  • Title: Portable cassette recorder
  • Creator: Philips
  • Date Created: 1963
  • Physical Dimensions: 7 x 17 x 21 cm (h x w x d)
  • Original Language: English
  • Type: object
  • Rights: NEMO Science Museum
  • Medium: plastic, metal

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