October 1962 Popular Electronics
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published October 1954 - April 1985. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.
Honestly, I don't remember
why I scanned this advertisement for Sarkes Tarzian recorder tape that appeared
in a 1962 edition of Popular Electronics magazine. Maybe it was to illustrate how far personal
recording technology has come in the half century since the ad ran. Today's recorders
are in the form of a very small digital device the size of a pack of gum (or any
smartphone can be used), and not
only is the miniature recorder capable of storing longer sessions,
but the quality of the recording is almost certainly better. The cost of a digital recorder
is about the same in inflated dollars as a spool of tape was in 1962.
More Tricks and Treats with Versatile Tarzian Tape
A Puppet Named Mike
How do you get microphone-shy youngsters to talk freely? Try slipping the microphone
inside a hand puppet. While the child talks to the puppet, you will be recording
every word on long-lasting Tarzian Tape.
Home Grown Memory Machine
Everyone has important but infrequently-used notes that seem to disappear just
when needed - special recipes, handy-man ideas, appliance maintenance instructions.
Record them on an easy-to-find reel of Tarzian Tape. Presto - the information is
as close as your tape recorder, for computer-like "information retrieval" in your
This Free Tarzian Booklet:
"The Care and Feeding of Tape Recorders," is available from your tape dealer
- or write to the address below. It contains 32 pages of additional ideas for the
use and maintenance of your tape equipment. And for hours of entertaining and practical
recording, ask for Tarzian Tape -
either acetate or Mylar* base, on 3, 5, or
7-inch reels. Compare its sound reproduction to that of any other tape on the market.
Discover for yourself that, while Tarzian Tape's price is competitive, its quality
Tape recorders and Tarzian Tape pep up your movie and slide shows just as Rodgers
worked with Hammerstein - good separately, outstanding together. In addition to
straight commentary and music, other voices and sounds can be taped from radio and
TV for use as needed - traffic, machinery, applause, and so on. For something different,
try filming house pets or 100 animals - then synchronize, on tape, the voices of
family and friends to match the animal's movements or expressions.
for polyester film
Sarkes Tarzian, Inc.
World's Leading Manufacturers of TV and FM Tuners, Closed Circuit TV Systems,
Broadcast Equipment, Air Trimmers, FM Radios, Magnetic Recording Tape, Semiconductor
Magnetic Tape Division, Bloomington, Indiana
Export: Ad Auriema, Inc., N. Y. In Canada, Cross Canada Electronics, Waterloo,
Posted December 30, 2021
(updated from original post on 6/5/2014)