I grew up in the 1970s, and ended up being the audio visual kid at junior school.
The teachers didn't have the knowledge to operate the Philips N1500 video recorder, so I ended up recording the schools programmes on both that and also the radio ones onto cassette.
Gave me the ability to work to the clock, and keep an ear and an eye on programmes which has been useful for the 35 years of working life in the industry.
Edit - found a picture of it.
Note the analogue clock to set the record times, just like an alarm clock.
From the rewindmuseum website, it cost £499 in 1972 (that's £6,650 today) and tapes were 30, 45 and 60 minutes long. The 60 minute tape would set you back £240 in today's money.
No wonder they were not found in any homes that I knew of!
Last edited by commseng on 28 March 2020 10:16am - 2 times in total
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