Thorn Radio Industries New Zealand Limited, Manufacturer
An instrument panel is situated in the front with all the controls. Behind the control panel are 2 plastic tape discs side by side on individual spindles. The size of each tape disc is 176 mm diameter. The left hand spool holds the tape (magnetic) which feeds through a reader onto the right hand spool. On the control panel are the usual operational dials and buttons including a distance counter. The counter measures the position of an item on the tape. The recorder has tracks 1:4 and 3:2. There is a fitting for an extension speaker and also for a radio gramophone. 2 sponge fittings on the lid protect the disc spindles. There are 2 microphone fittings on the case, one on the panel and the other on the side of the case. The 2 metre long extension cord is fitted inside a small compartment in the back of the case. This compartment has a cover which is secured by a clip.
-2=4 Three OCL magnetic recording tapes 7" x 1800' acetate.
-5=9 Five spare empty tape discs.
-10 Microphone: Aiwa Dynamic microphone with 2 metre, flexible, extension cord and male plug fitting.
AIWA DM-10 / DYNAMIC MICROPHONE / IMP. 50K[ohms] JAPAN Maker's Plate
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