Playback & recording equipment
Sony-O-Matic tape recorder
The Sony Corporation was established in postwar Japan in the bombed-out shell of a department store. It developed the first Japanese tape recorder in 1950 and has remained at the forefront of technology. This is the Sony TC 357 which was launched in 1964. It is a two-track mono recorder, with automatic recording adjustment to compensate for any sudden fluctuations in sound.