Second in my Vintage Shorts series of oddities and we’re off to the USA to look at this miniature tape recorder
This is an American-made Mohawk Midgetape 44 (model BR-1).
The first in a series of tape recorders from the company which would expand to the Midgetape 300, 400 and 500.
It’s dated 1957 and uses a metal tape cartridge although I hear the the model was actually released in 1955 at a few cents under $250.
The electronics inside include three subminiature valves. Specifically a pair of XFW40s and a single XFY54.
A rewind handle is attached. There is not fast forward option for this model, though.
Connectors were added for both microphone and headphones that sat alongside a built-in speaker.
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