Cassette Tape

History of Cassette Tape

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Bellis, Mary. "Cassette Tape." ThoughtCo, May. 16, 2014, thoughtco.com/cassette-tape-1991251. Bellis, Mary. (2014, May 16). Cassette Tape. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/cassette-tape-1991251 Bellis, Mary. "Cassette Tape." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/cassette-tape-1991251 (accessed October 24, 2017).
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The Philips Company of the Netherlands invented and released the first compact audio-cassette in 1962. They used high-quality polyester 1/8-inch tape produced by BASF. Recording and playback was at a speed of 1.7/8 inches per second.

The next year in the U.S. sales began of the Norelco Carry-Corder dictation machine that used the new cassette tape. The consumer's demand for blank tape used for personal music-recording was unanticipated by Philips.

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mla apa chicago
Your Citation
Bellis, Mary. "Cassette Tape." ThoughtCo, May. 16, 2014, thoughtco.com/cassette-tape-1991251. Bellis, Mary. (2014, May 16). Cassette Tape. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/cassette-tape-1991251 Bellis, Mary. "Cassette Tape." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/cassette-tape-1991251 (accessed October 24, 2017).