Tape guide without stand used in BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Tape guide with stand, labelled "do not fiddle with". Front 3/4 view of whole object against light grey background Tape guide with stand, labelled "do not fiddle with". Front 3/4 detail view of object against graduated grey background.

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Tape guide with stand, labelled "do not fiddle with". Front 3/4 view of whole object against light grey background
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Tape guide with stand, labelled "do not fiddle with". Front 3/4 detail view of object against graduated grey background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

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© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Tape guide without stand, labelled, 'Do not fiddle with'. Used in BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

'The do not fiddle with tape guide was a hefty metal stand, with a drum on the top, and it was spring-loaded, so when you put your tape loop thorugh, it would tension it for you. Producers would often absent-mindedly twist the arm round and break the spring, so someone had written on the top "do not fiddle with".' Brian Hodgson.

Details

Category:
Television
Object Number:
2012-5118/242/7
Materials:
plastic (unidentified) and steel (metal)
type:
accessory
credit:
The BBC Collection