This week: a SONY cassette that’s not to proud to show its chrome.

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Three’s a crowd

Recently I came across these three, and as I only knew the green-and-black ‘low-noise’ C90, I decided to go for them.

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Apparently from 1971, the chrome effect used on the inlay card is quite impressive.

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The inside of the inlay card is rather more practical, fortunately.

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Feel it

There’s something else here that’s really practical, especially when you are blind. On the A-side the letter ‘A’ is slightly raised, because it has been embossed on the index sticker.

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That’s so much better than the single or double dots that became the norm in the 80’s. Better because you can easily find and feel it, and because the ‘B’ on the other side is completely flat.

Serial number

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Deceleration

From 100 to 0 in 30 minutes flat!

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Up and down

SONY cassettes have long featured a prominent arrow for the direction of tape travel. Looks great, but became quite useless in the era of auto reverse. And was removed.
Another nice thing: different designs of the labels on each side.

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Left overs

If you came this far, you must like this tape. So you deserve a few more.

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