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We decided to include a section of vintage radio catalogs and ads to reflect the development of the audio open reel, or reel to reel tape recorder. In our business, the ability for musicians to capture their new songs with reasonable quality, made a tremendous difference to their careers. For that reason, our collection includes analog reel tape recorders that were available to folks in the '40's,'50's, 60's, 70's and some '80's. It was during this period (in our opinion) that the tape recorder really began reflecting the true quality of the music. Often these recorders enabled the artist to develop their material prior to paying for professional studio time. And on rare occasions, their products, using these recorders, moved them forward to receive publishing, touring and record contracts (or at least, a weekend gig).

Our catalog and advertising collection begins around 1900, to provide information on what was available in early recording equipment. We focus primarily on tape recorders, microphones and recording gear that evolved after WWII.  The catalogs have become a helpful reference to us and hopefully to those who visit this site.  Unfortunately, our work does not allow us time to look-up or copy any information from the collection.  For any questions regarding the Reel2ReelTexas vintage collection, please CONTACT. Information and contributions always welcome.

 

1800's

1800 ads

 

Early

1900's

Early 1900 ads

 

 

1929

Allied

 

1930

Allied

 

1931

 

1932

Lafayette

 

1933

1933 ads

 

1934

Coast to Coast Radio

Lafayette

 

1935

Allied

Burstein Applebee

 

1941

Allied

Lafayette

1941 ads

 

1942

Allied

Lafayette

Burstein Applebee

 

1943

Allied

1943 ads

 

1944

Lafayette

1944 ads

 

1945

Concord 

1945 ads

 

1946

Allied

Concord

1946 ads

 

1947

Allied

Concord

Lafayette

1947 ads

 

1948

Allied

Burstein Applebee

Concord

Lafayette Holiday

1948 ads • NEW - View via SLIDESHOW

 

1949

Allied

Burstein Applebee

Lafayette#1

Lafayette / Concord#2

Radio Shack

1949 ads • NEW - View via SLIDESHOW

 

1950

Burstein Applebee

Lafayette

Radio Shack

1950 ads • NEW - View via SLIDESHOW

 

1951

Allied

Burstein Applebee

Lafayette

Radio Shack

1951 ads • NEW - View via SLIDESHOW

 

1952

Allied

Burstein Applebee

Radio Shack

1952 ads • NEW - View via SLIDESHOW

 

1953

Allied

Radio Shack

1953 ads • NEW - View via SLIDESHOW

 

1954

Allied

Radio Shack

1954 ads • NEW - View via SLIDESHOW

 

1955

Allied

Burstein Applebee

Lafayette

Olson

Radio Shack

1955 ads • NEW - View via SLIDESHOW

Stereo has arrived

1956

Allied

Allied HiFi Edition

Lafayette

Radio Shack

1956 ads • NEW - View via SLIDESHOW

1957

Allied

McGee

Radio Shack

1957 ads • NEW - View via SLIDESHOW

1957 Books

1958

Allied

Burstein Applebee

McGee

Olson

Radio Shack

1958 ads • NEW - View via SLIDESHOW

 

1959

Allied

Burstein Applebee

Lafayette

McGee

Olson

Radio Shack

1959 ads • NEW - View via SLIDESHOW

 

1960

Allied

Burstein Applebee

Lafayette

McGee

Radio Shack

1960 adsNEW - View via SLIDESHOW

 

1961

Allied

Burstein Applebee

Lafayette

McGee

Radio Shack

1961 adsNEW - View via SLIDESHOW

 

1962

Allied

Allied Summer & Winter Sale

Allied Holiday Sale

Burstein Applebee

Calrad Electronics

Lafayette Holiday Sale

McGee

Radio Shack

1962 adsNEW - View via SLIDESHOW

 

1963

Allied

Allied Holiday Sale

Burstein Applebee

Calrad Electronics

Heathkit

McGee

Radio Shack

1963 ads • NEW - View via SLIDESHOW

 

1964

Allied

Allied Holiday

Allied Spring

Allied Industrial

Burstein Applebee

Lafayette

McGee

Montgomery Ward

Radio Shack

1964 ads • NEW - View via SLIDESHOW

 

1965

Allied

Lafayette

McGee

Radio Shack

Radio Shack Holiday Sale

1965 ads • NEW - View via SLIDESHOW

 

1966

Allied

Allied Holiday Sale

Burstein Applebee

Lafayette

Lafayette Summer Sale

Lafayette Holiday Sale

McGee

Radio Shack

1966 ads • NEW - View via SLIDESHOW

 

1967

Allied

Allied Spring Sale

Allied Winter Sale

Lafayette

Lafayette Winter Sale

McGee

Radio Shack

1967 ads • NEW - View via SLIDESHOW

 

1968

Allied

Allied Spring

Lafayette

Lafayette Spring

McGee

Radio Shack

1968 ads • NEW - View via SLIDESHOW

 

1969

Allied

Lafayette

Lafayette Holiday Sale

McGee

Olson

Radio Shack

1969 ads • NEW - View via SLIDESHOW

 

1970

Allied

Burstein Applebee

Lafayette

Radio Shack

1970 ads • NEW - View via SLIDESHOW

 

1971

Burstein Applebee

Lafayette

Radio Shack

1971 ads • NEW - View via SLIDESHOW

 

1972

Allied

Burstein Applebee

Lafayette

Lafayette Spring

1972 ads • NEW - View via SLIDESHOW

 

1973

Burstein Applebee

Lafayette

McGee

Olsen

1973 ads • NEW - View via SLIDESHOW

 

1974

Burstein Applebee

Lafayette

McGee

Olsen

1974 ads • NEW - View via SLIDESHOW

 

1975

Burstein Applebee

Lafayette

Sound Warehouse

1975 ads • NEW - View via SLIDESHOW

 

1976

Burstein Applebee

Lafayette

1976 ads • NEW - View via SLIDESHOW

 

1977

Accurate Sound Company

Burstein Applebee

Lafayette

McGee

1977 ads • NEW - View via SLIDESHOW

 

1978

Allied

Burstein Applebee

McGee

Sound Warehouse

1978 ads • NEW - View via SLIDESHOW

 

1980

Burstein Applebee

1980 ads • NEW - View via SLIDESHOW

 

1981

Buddy's

1981 ads • NEW - View via SLIDESHOW

 

1982

1982 ads • NEW - View via SLIDESHOW

 

1983

1983 ads • NEW - View via SLIDESHOW

 

1984

1984 ads • NEW - View via SLIDESHOW

 

1985

1985 ads • NEW - View via SLIDESHOW

 

1986

1986 ads • NEW - View via SLIDESHOW

 

1987

1987 ads • NEW - View via SLIDESHOW

 

1988

1988 ads • NEW - View via SLIDESHOW

 

1989

1989 ads • NEW - View via SLIDESHOW

 

1990

1990 ads • NEW - View via SLIDESHOW

 

1991

1991 ads • NEW - View via SLIDESHOW

 

1992

1992 ads • NEW - View via SLIDESHOW

 

1993

1993 ads • NEW - View via SLIDESHOW

 

1994

1994 ads • NEW - View via SLIDESHOW

 

1995

Nakamichi

 

1996

Tandberg • NEW - View via SLIDESHOW

Nagra 20 p1 p2 p3 p4

 

1997

 

1998

 

1999

NakamichiTDK • NEW - View via SLIDESHOW

 

2000

 

2001

Nagra 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8 

9  10  11  12  13  14 15

NEW - View via SLIDESHOW

 

2002

AKG    B&H    Electro Voice   Neumann   Neve    Shure    Tascam   Universal Audio    Yamaha

 

2003

 

2004

2004 ads

 

2005

 

2006

 

2007

 

2008

Harman International - Studer

Tascam

 

2009

Shure Super 55   Tascam  •  Tascam 2

NEW - View via SLIDESHOW

 

2010

Shure X2u  Shure Super 55 Black Shure PG27USB

 

2011

Neve  Ocean Sound Norway (MIX)  Shure  Tascam DP-03

 

2012

Walker Audio link  •  Otari 1  2  link

Tascam link  •  Sony  link

 

2013

Tascam iPad Portastudio

 

 

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