Aiwa TP-60, 1965
This is the smallest tape recorder in my collection. Its dimensions are 5-13/16 x 3-7/8 x 2-1/8 inches (147 x 97 x 54 mm), and it uses 2.5-inch-diameter reels of tape. Its all-metal case is very finely finished, almost like a piece of jewelry. Even the controls have a high-quality feel. It uses rim drive though, so the audio quality is on a par with all the other cheap "toy" recorders of the day.
|It was found essentially new in the box, with accessories intact. Even the Aiwa-branded little packet of silica gel is present.|
|The Aiwa's adorable brand-new innards.|