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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 View via SLIDESHOW

     

    1949

    Allied

    Burstein Applebee

    Lafayette#1

    Lafayette / Concord#2

    Radio Shack

    1949 ads

     

    1950

    Allied

    Burstein Applebee

    Lafayette

    Radio Shack

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    1951

    Allied

    Burstein Applebee

    Lafayette

    Radio Shack

    1951 ads View via SLIDESHOW

     

    1952

    Allied

    Burstein Applebee

    Radio Shack

    1952 ads View via SLIDESHOW

     

    1953

    Allied

    Radio Shack

    1953 ads View via SLIDESHOW

     

    1954

    Allied

    Radio Shack

    1954 ads View via SLIDESHOW

     

    1955

    Allied

    Burstein Applebee

    Lafayette

    Olson

    Radio Shack

    1955 ads View via SLIDESHOW

    Stereo has arrived

    1956

    Allied

    Allied HiFi Edition

    Lafayette

    Radio Shack

    1956 ads View via SLIDESHOW

    1957

    Allied

    McGee

    Radio Shack

    1957 ads View via SLIDESHOW

    1957 Books

    1958

    Allied

    Burstein Applebee

    McGee

    Olson

    Radio Shack

    1958 ads View via SLIDESHOW

     

    1959

    Allied

    Burstein Applebee

    Lafayette

    McGee

    Olson

    Radio Shack

    1959 ads   View via SLIDESHOW

     

    1960

    Allied

    Burstein Applebee

    Lafayette

    McGee

    Radio Shack

    1960 adsView via SLIDESHOW

     

    1961

    Allied

    Burstein Applebee

    Lafayette

    McGee

    Radio Shack

    1961 ads View via SLIDESHOW

     

    1962

    Allied

    Allied Summer & Winter Sale

    Allied Holiday Sale

    Burstein Applebee

    Calrad Electronics

    Lafayette Holiday Sale

    McGee

    Radio Shack

    1962 ads View via SLIDESHOW

     

    1963

    Allied

    Allied Holiday Sale

    Burstein Applebee

    Heathkit

    McGee

    Radio Shack

    1963 ads View via SLIDESHOW

     

    1964

    Allied

    Allied Holiday

    Allied Spring

    Allied Industrial

    Burstein Applebee

    Lafayette

    McGee

    Montgomery Ward

    Radio Shack

    1964 ads •  View via SLIDESHOW

     

    1965

    Allied

    Lafayette

    McGee

    Radio Shack

    1965 ads •  View via SLIDESHOWW

     

    1966

    Allied

    Allied Holiday Sale

    Burstein Applebee

    Lafayette

    Lafayette Summer Sale

    Lafayette Holiday Sale

    McGee

    Radio Shack

    1966 ads View via SLIDESHOW

     

    1967

    Allied

    Allied Spring Sale

    Allied Winter Sale

    Lafayette

    Lafayette Winter Sale

    McGee

    Radio Shack

    1967 ads View via SLIDESHOW

     

    1968

    Allied

    Allied Spring

    Lafayette

    Lafayette Spring

    McGee

    Radio Shack

    1968 ads View via SLIDESHOW

     

    1969

    Allied

    Lafayette

    Lafayette Holiday Sale

    McGee

    Olson

    Radio Shack

    1969 ads View via SLIDESHOW

     

    1970

    Allied

    Burstein Applebee

    Lafayette

    Radio Shack

    1970 ads View via SLIDESHOW

     

    1971

    Allied

    Burstein Applebee

    Lafayette

    Radio Shack

    1971 ads View via SLIDESHOW

     

    1972

    Allied

    Burstein Applebee

    Lafayette

    Lafayette Spring

    1972 ads - View via SLIDESHOW

     

    1973

    Burstein Applebee

    Lafayette

    McGee

    Olsen

    1973 ads View via SLIDESHOW

     

    1974

    Burstein Applebee

    Lafayette

    McGee

    Olsen

    1974 ads View via SLIDESHOW

     

    1975

    Burstein Applebee

    Lafayette

    Sound Warehouse

    1975 ads View via SLIDESHOW

     

    1976

    Burstein Applebee

    Lafayette

    1976 ads View via SLIDESHOW

     

    1977

    Accurate Sound Company

    Burstein Applebee

    Lafayette

    McGee

    1977 ads View via SLIDESHOW

     

    1978

    Allied

    Burstein Applebee

    McGee

    Sound Warehouse

    1978 ads View via SLIDESHOW

     

    1980

    Burstein Applebee

    1980 ads View via SLIDESHOW

     

    1981

    Buddy's

    1981 ads View via SLIDESHOW

     

    1982

    1982 ads View via SLIDESHOW

     

    1983

    1983 ads View via SLIDESHOW

     

    1984

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    1985

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    1986

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    1987

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    1988

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    1989

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    1990

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    1991

    1991 ads View via SLIDESHOW

     

    1992

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    1993

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    1994

    1994 ads View via SLIDESHOW

     

    1995

    Nakamichi

     

    1996

    Tandberg •  View via SLIDESHOW

    Nagra 20 p1 p2 p3 p4

     

    1997

     

    1998

     

    1999

    NakamichiTDK View via SLIDESHOW

     

    2000

     

    2001

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    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

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    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

    2016

    Tascam

     

    2017

    Red Bull Revox B77

    Cassette Elbow Reb Bull

    2018

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