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With so much nostalgia going on here, I think we need to have the Smithsonian Institute consult the members of this forum for future exhibits. biggrin

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Originally Posted by Alice
Originally Posted by Terry Bohannon
I have a golden gate bridge for sale if he wants it.

A friend of mine in high school had an 8-track player in his car in 1999.

HAHAHA!! I received a brand new (but stripped down) Toyota Corolla for a high school graduation gift from my family, and a boyfriend of mine at the time installed an 8 track recorder in it for me, which ofcourse my friends and I thought was 'way cool', or whatever the popular word we used at the time would have been. wink

Alice,

My first car was a 1975 Toyota Corolla D-E-L-U-X-E! When I would take sharp turns, the A/C would spray ice cold water on your face (or on the face of my hapless passengers...)

I miss that car. It was gray with a black interior. I had one of my buddies help me install a tape cassette sound system.

Memories!

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Fr. Deacon Daniel,

"ice cold water" ...you must have been driving too hotly.

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I had a series of Pontiac Trans Ams during my younger days. I do remember the first one having 8 track, then the next had cassette. I am much more economy minded these days, so no more sports cars. I put a CD in the player for my current car when I bought it to see if the player worked. I have never used it again. Unfortunately, the Pontiacs are going the way of the flesh, which is sad. They were great cars, and some of the sound systems weren't bad, either.

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Originally Posted by Terry Bohannon
Fr. Deacon Daniel,

"ice cold water" ...you must have been driving too hotly.

Hey, they didn't call it a DELUXE for nothing!

0-60 in 10.7 seconds! LOL...

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I couldn't resist...my tribute to 8-tracks...Enjoy!

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Let's see... I've owned 45's, 78's, and 33's, including some 12" 45s. I've owned 8 tracks. I've owned many standard audio cassettes and microcassettes.

I've worked with DAT (Digital Audio Tape), Reel to reel audio tape in 1/4" and 3/8", Reel to reel 3/4" and 1" videotape, plus beta (1/2"), μ-matic (3/4") and VHS (5/8") video cassette.

I've used RCA Selectivision videodisks, which are 12" vinyl with NTSC encoded, in a protective case system. I've also used 12" laser disk. My parents have working players for both, and all the disks.

I now use CD and MP3, as well as the now going out of date DVD... the Blue-Ray is poised to displace DVD, like VHS did the μ-matic.

I've got a phone with more computing power than my first desktop computer... not counting my dad's mechanical computers from his ca 1960 computing class at Michigan Tech.

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Originally Posted by Etnick
I'm almost positive that it was Chrysler that offered record players in cars for a year or two. An old timer I knew had one, he said the slightest bump made it skip.

Etnick,

I believe you're correct regarding Chrysler - as to the skips, no question. Although the arm was weighted so as to reduce those somewhat, they happened.

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I would think the record players in cars were not really intended for use while driving. I'm inclined to believe they would work better while "parking", as I believe they used to call it (before my time). Quick trip out to Lover's point, some romantic music on the record player...

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I was wondering about that.

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Originally Posted by ebed melech
Reel to reel?

Reel to Reel Recording [en.wikipedia.org]

I recall my grandfather mentioning something about recording on a wire...anyone know anything about that?


Seems to me many years ago I was watching a black and white WW2 flick and saw a scene in which a wire recorder was being used. Anyhow, here are some web links to check out the device.

http://history.sandiego.edu/GEN/recording/wire.html

http://www.videointerchange.com/wire_recorder1.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wire_recording

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Originally Posted by ebed melech
Reel to reel?

Reel to Reel Recording [en.wikipedia.org]

I recall my grandfather mentioning something about recording on a wire...anyone know anything about that?

I actually have one!

Someday I'll fix it.

I doubt it would do anything more than voice, but it works the same way as tape, just recording it on wire.

The "cassette" weighs something like five pounds.

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Originally Posted by Secret Squirrel
With so much nostalgia going on here, I think we need to have the Smithsonian Institute consult the members of this forum for future exhibits. biggrin

Hey! stay out of my garage!

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And there is a huge difference between reel to reel recorders and a cassette tape recorder smile

Somewhere in my collection is a reel-to-reel about the size of a typical cassette machine, which used 2" or so reels.

Originally Posted by Terry Bohannon
A friend of mine in high school had an 8-track player in his car in 1999.

I have one today . . . and to tapes to go with it smile

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We'll accept that! Now, do you know what a "78" or a "16" is? It had something to do with circular disks made of vinyl....

Yes, they're those things I'll inherit from my father someday--but they're made of bakelite or some such, not vinyl, like 33s and 45s . . .


grr. I just went out to take pictures of the wire recorder, and the camera won't recognize the card in it!

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grr. I just went out to take pictures of the wire recorder, and the camera won't recognize the card in it!

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Modern technology let you down did it ?

And they call it progress biggrin

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Maybe the camera is on strike.

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