Reel-to-reel tape recorder


NEMO Science Museum

NEMO Science Museum
Amsterdam, Netherlands

This is the first Dutch consumer recorder that Philips placed on the market. When it was introduced it cost 798 guilders, which was two-month's salary. It is an upright model, with the speaker mounted above the drive mechanism. It is a two-track machine that operates at one speed: 9.5 centimetres per second. The device has no power cord and no microphone, and the drive is controlled with rotary knobs.


  • Title: Reel-to-reel tape recorder
  • Creator: Philips
  • Date Created: 1952/1954
  • Physical Dimensions: 50 x 39 x 20 cm (h x w x d)
  • Original Language: English
  • Type: object
  • Rights: NEMO Science Museum
  • Medium: wood, plastic, metal

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