Disc and two record replay heads from Ampex H S

Made:
1960s
maker:
Ampex Corporation
Disc and two record/replay heads from Ampex H S - 100 slow-motion recorder/reproducer

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Disc and two record/replay heads from Ampex H S - 100 slow-motion recorder/reproducer
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Disc and two record replay heads from Ampex H S, manufactured by Ampex Corporation, California, US. 100 slow-motion recorder/reproducer.

In the late 1960s Ampex developed a machine that could rewind and replay short clips in slow-motion. The American programme 'ABC's Wide World of Sport' first used this equipment in 1967, to replay iconic moments in excruciating detail - moments such as James 'Moose' Barrow's literal fall from grace at the 1968 Winter Olympics.

Details

Category:
Radio Communication
Object Number:
1970-556
Measurements:
Head: 30 mm x 30 mm x 155 mm,
case: 30 mm x 70 mm x 155 mm, 0.4 kg
disc: 415 mm, 2.2 kg
type:
disc and record replay heads
credit:
British Broadcasting Corporation.