October 1962 Popular Electronics
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Honestly, I don't remember why I scanned this
advertisement for Sarkes Tarzian recorder tape that appeared in a 1962 edition of Popular Electronics.
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,
and not only is the miniature
recorder capable of storing longer sessions, but the quality
of the recording is probably 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
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 own home.
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 is unchallenged.
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.
*DuPont trademark 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 Devices
Magnetic Tape Division, Bloomington, Indiana
Export: Ad Auriema, Inc., N. Y. In Canada, Cross
Canada Electronics, Waterloo, Ont.
Posted June 5, 2014