Playtape Cartridge Tape Player, Model 1320, 1966-1968

Summary

The Playtape was a two-track audiotape player system designed by Frank Stanton in 1966. He marketed this device as a portable music player and a business dictation machine. Its 24-minute cartridges typically played two or four songs on a continuous loop. The Playtape was successful among youth, however, the introduction of the eight-track player caused its popularity to be short-lived.

The Playtape was a two-track audiotape player system designed by Frank Stanton in 1966. He marketed this device as a portable music player and a business dictation machine. Its 24-minute cartridges typically played two or four songs on a continuous loop. The Playtape was successful among youth, however, the introduction of the eight-track player caused its popularity to be short-lived.

Artifact

Tape player

Date Made

1966-1968

Keywords

Tape players 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

72.2.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Plastic (Organic material)
Iron alloy
copper alloy

Dimensions

Height: 7.5 in

Width: 3 in

Length: 8.75 in

Inscriptions

PT [tm] PlayTape [tm] Model 1320 rear: PT PlayTape Pat. Pending 707 Japan

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