Down The 8-Track
AMMPT Meeting Wed 15-10-2014 DOWN THE 8-TRACK
History aspects by Richard Rennie. Technology aspects by Tony Smith
Richard Rennie once again demonstrated rare items from his vast range of audio-visual collectables….this time being all the wacky devices that led up to the audio cartridge tape players.
Order of presentation….
- What is a cartridge?
- 1950s Talking Book used by the blind
- 1950-1962 Tefifon Cartridge
- 1952 The Echo-Matic – 1 track magnetic tape cartridge
- 1954 The Fidelipac – 2 track cartridge used by radio stations
- 1950-1954 Earl Munz introduced Muntz car
- 1962-1970 The Munz Stereo-pak – 4 track Stereo cartridge for car use
- 1966-1969 Playtape Frank Stanton – Portable 2 track cartridge player
- 1962 Bill Lear of Lear Jet fame
- 1966 Bill Lear – Stereo 8 track cartridge in all Ford cars
- 1970 Quadraphonic 8 track with 4 channel stereo
- c1979-1980 Preshak Films 16mm film – Stereo 8 cartridge
- 1980s The end of the 8 track
- Coming next year – The mysterious case of the Cassette
- Tony Smith demonstrated the workings of an 8 track