Confer Corder

Sony Corporation, Manufacturer

Circa 1980s
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Maker and Role
Sony Corporation, Manufacturer
Production Date
Circa 1980s
"Sony" Confer-Corder, model BM146. There is a main unit, transcriber pedal and ear phones, instruction manual, and a foot controller. Main unit is rectangular, made of plastic and metal. Top of unit has faux-wooden appearance, and has a cassette tape player and speaker. At front of unit is control panel with multiple buttons and switches. At left is "Stand by" switch, which is controlled by key. On left-hand side and back of unit are ports for electrical cables. Power cord extends from back of unit. Foot pedal is grey plastic and rectangular. Earphones have foam around inner ear pieces. Foot controller is black plastic and is contained in its original box.
Processed Material/Synthetic/Plastic
Processed Material/Metal
Signature/Marks and Type
Sony Model BM-146 / Confer-Corder / AC 240V~50Hz 30W / Serial No. / 13881 / 3-315-082-01 Made in Japan Maker's Plate
Smiths Sound / Business / Systems / 119 Wellesley St West Ak 1 / Phone 3034098 Sticker
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Credit Line
Sony Corporation. Circa 1980s. Confer Corder, 2012.693. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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