Weltron Model 2001 Eight-Track Tape Player, circa 1970

Summary

This tape player combined the newest audio format with the spaciest design. Eight-track tape became popular in the mid-1970s; unlike vinyl records, eight-tracks wouldn't skip and could be played in moving cars. This Weltron 2001 eight-track tape player was well-named: its design evokes the 1968 film "2001: A Space Odyssey," and other visions of our future in space.

This tape player combined the newest audio format with the spaciest design. Eight-track tape became popular in the mid-1970s; unlike vinyl records, eight-tracks wouldn't skip and could be played in moving cars. This Weltron 2001 eight-track tape player was well-named: its design evokes the 1968 film "2001: A Space Odyssey," and other visions of our future in space.

Artifact

Eight track player

Date Made

circa 1970

Creators

Weltron 

Place of Creation

Japan 

Your Place In Time
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Your Place in Time

Object ID

99.152.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Plastic
Metal

Dimensions

Height: 11 in

Width: 10.50 in

Length: 12 in

Inscriptions

undocumented location: Weltron / 8 TRACK STEREO AM/FM MULTIPLEX / SOLID STATE AC / BATTERY

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