Memorex MRX2 - 1974 - US

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Memorex MRX2 - 1974 - US

Memorex cassettes have been around a long time. 

Always trying to be a bit different, with strange cases in the 70s, tape that shed onto the heads after a few years and foam pads that deteriorated. 

Like many manufacturers, they outsourced their production from the 80s onwards. 

However, these are their TOTL cassette from 1974, it says so on the wrapper :-D They're USA made and have got the notorious foam pads.

These look so iconic and have those faublous, unique cases. Much nicer than the standard Norelco ones.

The ones we have had been stored well, and not only were the outer wrappers fully intact, but they were also covered by another layer of cellophane.

The foam pads have been fine in the one's we used, they recorded well and didn't shed...amazing for a 45 year old cassette.

Maybe the climate in the UK was more suited to them, but these are being sold strictly as collectibles, as we can't guarantee they will stay like this for long. 

If you want one of these utterly iconic cassettes, these may be the best out there.

About Memorex:

Established in 1961 in Silicon Valley, Memorex started by selling computer tapes, then added other media such as disk packs. The company then expanded into disk drives and other peripheral equipment for IBM mainframes. During the 1970s and into the early 1980s Memorex was worldwide one of the largest independent suppliers of disk drives and communications controllers to users of IBM-compatible mainframes, as well as media for computer uses and consumers.

Memorex entered the consumer media business in 1971 and started the ad campaign, first with its "shattering glass" advertisements and then with a series of famous television commercials featuring Ella Fitzgerald. In the commercials she would sing a note that shattered a glass while being recorded to a Memorex audio cassette. The tape was played back and the recording also broke the glass, asking "Is it live, or is it Memorex?" This would become the company slogan which was used in a series of advertisements released through 1970s and 1980s.

Over time the Memorex consumer brand has been owned by Tandy, Handy Holdings, Imation and as of 2016 Digital Products International (DPI)[5]. Today, Memorex is a brand for consumer electronics and accessories such as portable audio players, iPod accessories, flat panel TVs, Blu-ray Disc players, flash drives, CDs and DVDs.

Memorex MRX2 - 1974 - US