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More Tricks and Treats with Versatile Tarzian Tape
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October 1962 Popular Electronics

October 1962 Popular Electronics

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Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles from Popular Electronics, published October 1954 - April 1985. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.

16GB Portable Mini Voice Activated Recorder with Playback - RF CafeHonestly, 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.

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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.

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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.

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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 - Free Tarzian Booklet - RF Cafeeither 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.

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Talking Monkeys

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.

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*DuPont trademark for polyester film

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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.



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