Racal Store 7D Reel-to-Reel Recorder, by Racal, England, early 1980s

Made:
1980-1984
maker:
Racal Electronics Plc

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Racal Store 7D Reel-to-Reel Recorder, by Racal, England, early 1980s analogue reel-to-reel tape recorder used for music recording and data logging.

The Racal Store 7D recorder was probably the last of the reel-to-reel tape recorders made in the UK before digitisation and the exit of UK industry from this type of product due to Far Eastern manufacture and technology change. It can also record a DC signal, which most music tape recorders cannot, so was used for data logging in industry and scientific research.

This recorder was used by Mr Peter Bowler as senior lecturer in power electronics in the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering at the University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology (UMIST) and whose research was funded by the MOD and companies building military equipment - this being during the height of the Cold War.

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Category:
Sound Reproduction
Object Number:
2020-109
type:
recorder
credit:
Dr Patrick Brooking