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Re: [ARSCLIST] Early stereo mass market tapes
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From: "Tom Fine" <tflists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Longines also put their brand on very early portable cassette/radio units, the
precursors of the
> boombox. We're talking circa late 60's. Both my older brothers had them and
they lasted for ages. In
> fact, I am pretty sure at least one of them lasted into the mid-70's because
my oldest brother
> replaced it with a new Panasonic very early boombox when we were in Japan in
1975 and the working
> Longines was briefly in my possession until it stopped working. I never got
the cash together to buy
> a mutha boombox and by the time I had steady after school income and wasn't
> equipment with every penny of it, the Walkman had been invented.
Seems to me I had a unit (may not have worked...never tested it!)
which consisted of a carryable cassette player and an AC-powered
thing into which that fitted for louder listening...with the
Longines brand name...
Far cry from watches, eh?
Steven C. Barr
(and what happened to poor ol' "Wittnauer?!"...)