The Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert and Sullivan

Top view of a reel-to-reel tape showing the packaging. Underside view of a reel-to-reel tape showing the packaging. Side view of a reel-to-reel tape showing the packaging. Side view of a reel-to-reel tape showing the reel and tape. Side view of a reel-to-reel tape showing the reel and tape. Side view of a reel-to-reel tape showing the reel and tape. Close view of a reel-to-reel tape showing the moulded inscription. Close view of a reel-to-reel tape showing the tape. Side view of a reel-to-reel tape showing the tape on the reel. Side view of a reel-to-reel tape showing the tape on the reel.
Top view of a reel-to-reel tape showing the packaging. Underside view of a reel-to-reel tape showing the packaging. Side view of a reel-to-reel tape showing the packaging. Side view of a reel-to-reel tape showing the reel and tape. Side view of a reel-to-reel tape showing the reel and tape. Side view of a reel-to-reel tape showing the reel and tape. Close view of a reel-to-reel tape showing the moulded inscription. Close view of a reel-to-reel tape showing the tape. Side view of a reel-to-reel tape showing the tape on the reel. Side view of a reel-to-reel tape showing the tape on the reel.
Details
Object number
AIBDC : 008034
Country
Date
1962 (circa)

Description

A reel-to-reel tape with a recording of The Pirates of Penzance. A reel-to-reel tape comprises a magnetic tape wound onto an open reel rather than an enclosed cassette like an 8-track or compact cassette. Pre-recorded reels like this one were first introduced in the USA in 1949, and EMI started selling them in the UK in 1952. Diameter measurement refers to the reel, other dimensions refer to the box.
Designers & Manufacturers
Manufacturer
EMI
Manufactured for

Inscriptions

moulded: "MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN. EMITAPE. RECORDING TAPE" (reel)
Dimensions
Width
133mm
Length
133mm
Diameter
127mm
Method Note
reel
Material Note
plastic
PS
polystyrene
polyester tape
Colour Note
reel
box
box