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Acme 1500 Tape Recorder
Acme 1500 Tape Recorder

THIS RADIO HAS BEEN SOLD!
Next up on the shelf clearing project is this really cute little Acme 1500 tape recorder. This is a very well-made little guy, and very well preserved. Someone took very good care of this. According to research I have done, it is the same as a Homey HR408A, which I presume is the original manufacturer. The tape runs forward and rewind, but there is a little dimple in the tires from sitting for a long time. I can tell you that a tone injected on the tape head leads comes out the speaker, so I think the amplifier works. The tape head appears to read continuity through it. I cannot get it to play or record anything. The original microphone is included but I believe it is bad. I suspect a small electret microphone could be installed in it. I am selling it "as is" with no warranty. I found one instance of one of these selling for $125 on an auction site. I'm hoping someone with more expertise than mine could get it working. It's just too nice to throw away. 7-1/2" x 6" x 2-1/2".
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