The Electric and Musical Industries (EMI) BTR1 (British Tape Recorder version 1) was the first magnetic tape recording machine designed and manufactured in Britain. It was modelled on the German Magnetophone, examples of which were captured by US troops from the German army toward the end of World War 2. These Magnetophones were taken to the USA, where their design was studied and copied by the Ampex Corporation. The technology was shared with allies including the UK.
The development of tape re...
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