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ELIZABETHAN TAPE RECORDER DELUX WITH COLLARO DECK, 1961

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ELIZABETHAN TAPE RECORDER DELUX WITH COLLARO DECK, 1961

Early "Elizabethan" Tape Recorder using a well known Collaro Tape deck.

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  • My sister bought an Elizabethan tape recorder in the Spring of 1963. Our family had enormous fun with it. One thing I can recall is that the phillips screws which held the hinges etc. to the case regularly became loose.
    .......... peter foster, Chelmsford, England, 25th of May 2014

  • In the early sixties I agonised for moths whether to have a record player or tape recorder for Christmas as a special present from my parents. I plumped for the Elizabethan Tape Recorder which gave me untold pleasure recording songs from the radio by holding the microphone close to the radio. I still have reels of tapes in the loft and will have to try and find a way of playing them to relive my early teens. I believe I also have recordings of long gone relatives.
    .......... Mick Hughes, Welwyn Garden City, Herts, UK, 21st of November 2012

  • I bought an Elizabethan reel-to-reel tape recorder. I treasured that machine. It had the clearest sound of any I had ever heard. The sound of Grundig recorders was woolly and indistinct - invariably. Phillips always seemed cheap and nasty and had a tinny sound. I tried several including a borrowed Scophony Baird recorder, (we Christened it the Cacophony Baird Recorder!) The tape used to wind on unevenly. It would wind in an oval shape! One day I left it erasing while I had my evening meal. When I returned to the machine, there were miles of tape everywhere! The oval shape had allowed it to come off the take up spool! I would love to acquire another Elizabethan. I have tapes which I made in my youth of me at the piano accompanying my eldest brother who played the violin exquisitely. I haven't heard these tapes for many years, though I believe they will still play well.
    .......... Bernard Rosenberg, Ballymoney, County Antrim., 7th of January 2012

  • i used to have a elizabethan tape recorder with collaro deck back in the late 50's mine was in walnut cabinet with legs, the deck was a three speed deck and had three moters was very reliable, a nice feature of it was you could record or play in both directions no need to turn the tape over
    .......... DENNIS COBNER, SWFFRYD CRUMLIN NEAR NEWPORT IN GWENT SOUTH WALES, 1st of February 2011

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