Label: Columbia - H2C 31 • Format: Reel-To-Reel 3 ¾ ips, 4-Track Stereo • Country: US • Genre: Jazz, Rock • Style: Jazz-Rock, Classic Rock
This is a list of information we have gathered from a variety of sources on some of the major analog reel to reel tape recorder and related equipment manufacturers. While we have strived to provide the best information available to us, there will be corrections and additions.
We include personal stories about the companies when they are provided to us. We always invite input on corrections and updates. Thank you! Webster Chicago which later became Webcor was founded in We have been unable to find any additional details of how or who founded the company.
However the Webster Chicago company was acquired by the Rauland company in The Webster-Chicago Story www. In Prelude - Chicago - Chicago (Reel-To-Reel) company designed and produced amplification equipment that helped create some of the first talking motion pictures. Webster-Chicago went on to produce and manufacture amplification and phonograph equipment for entertainment, public address and also business intercom systems which were state of the art for the time.
Webster-Chicago Phonographs and Diskchangers were among the finest made and often incorporated by other leading manufacturers into some of the highest quality radio and phonograph combinations. The company introduced many different models and designs and led the industry in several innovations, including key contributions in pioneering the mutli-speed automatic Diskchangers that were famous for many years.
In Webster Chicago was acquired by Rauland-Borg. In a catalog the electronics "were manufactured under license with Electrical Research Products, Inc. InWebster-Chicago became a licensee of the Armour Research Foundation and began manufacturing wire recorders,the first product being a version of the Armour "military" wire sound recorder which it sold to the U.
The stainless steel wire media was perfect for military applications as it could withstand extreme temperature and climate variations in the field. After World War II came to an end, Webster-Chicago continued to produce wire recorders and introduced a whole new product line oriented toward the civilian market.
The Webster-Chicago brand was one of the top selling wire recorders ever made and the company specialized in models for both office dictation use and the private consumer market. The operation of the transport worked whereby a stainless steel wire with a diameter of. The units produced very lifelike sound quality, especially in some of the later high end models whereby the cabinet and amplification circuits were redesigned specifically for better frequency response.
The production run lasted from about through the early 's. In the company launched a new line of tape recorders and eventually discontinued its production of the modern wire recorder as the industry movement towards Hi-Fi was in it's initial stages. The conversion of the name actually showed up on some of the product line that year. One example was the model Tape Recorder in which the top head cover displayed the name Webcor and the bottom head cover displayed the name Webster-Chicago Electronic Memory.
This would allow for playing a tape in both directions without having to turn the reels over by hand and a single TV type control knob for ease of Prelude - Chicago - Chicago (Reel-To-Reel), huge selling points at that time. In the company also produced a matched 3 speaker series which began the company's endeavors into the Hi-FI arena. This development was also incorporated into the Webcor Fonograph product line as well. The company did have business problems in later years as the industry became more competitive and saturated with foreign and domestic electronics.
The greatest testament to the quality of Webster-Chicago products is the fact that so many are still working some five or six decades later and can be found for sale on many auction and vintage electronics sites. Whoever said "They just don't build them like they used to" must have meant Webster-Chicago. Rauland-Borg's roots are in the founding, inof the Rauland Company by inventor and radio enthusiast E.
Norman Rauland. Prelude - Chicago - Chicago (Reel-To-Reel)he became a pioneer in the radio broadcast industry by launching his own, Chicago-based radio station, WENR.
Throughout the Depression, Rauland manufactured power amplifiers and equipment for public address systems. During this time, the Rauland Company won government contracts to produce radio and communication systems for the military. In Norm Rauland and George Borg entered a partnership that would change the history of the company forever. The Rauland Corporation acquired the Webster-Chicago Corporation, a leader in school communications, and Rauland became firmly established as the dominant supplier of internal school communications systems.
Rauland began developing the cathode ray tube CRTand as a result, the company became an important supplier of communications and radar equipment during WWII. Second, Norm Rauland and George Borg started Cherish - Various - Grand Cru 2008 new company, Rauland-Borg Corporation, for continuing the sound and communications business.
As the company further developed its commercial and industrial communications components, they remained an important military contractor providing such essential products as the Navy's ship-to-shore radios, airborne radar jamming transmitters, walkie-talkies, classified cryptographic switching adapters, tank radios, intercom systems and radios for arctic regions.
In the early s, the use of transistors was still limited but Rauland-Borg demonstrated its technological leadership by transforming Prelude - Chicago - Chicago (Reel-To-Reel) entire line of sound and communications products to transistorized and solid state components. In the 90s, the company expanded its existing product lines into Latin America Prelude - Chicago - Chicago (Reel-To-Reel) the Pacific Rim.
Both product lines reflect our long-standing commitment to the cutting edge of communication innovation, and help ensure that we always have a product that is an exact fit for our customers' needs.
Here's some correspondence we received from Bill Carpenter who worked for Webcor, as well as Ampex. Later I worked for the Govt.
I have spent my entire professional business career in magnetic recording, 12 years in design, and the remainder in management. No, The was not any Δεν Κάνει - Σταύρος Ζούμπας - Μαγικές Επαφές edge design, at least in the tape transport design. A typical BFB design of the period.
The speakers were a pneumatic loaded and were a acoustically sealed box, "bookshelf size" which were a cheap copy of the Acoustic Research AR-2a design. They were sturdy plywood boxes, lots of fiberglass material for filling and even had a sealed RCA phono jack to make spec's. The trick of the tweeter was that in trying to equal the high end performance of JBL's, Titanium Dome tweeter which Prelude - Chicago - Chicago (Reel-To-Reel) only part of the highest end systems, the design engineer stumbled on to something very great and very cheap.
It was 3. In case you have never taken speakers apart, the spider is the device that centers the voice coil in the area around pole piece of the magnet. When the engineer started cutting away portions Prelude - Chicago - Chicago (Reel-To-Reel) the spider, the performance improved and the tweeter was much flatter in response.
Not just any grease, but Dow Corning's, space age Silicon grease, namely DC, which was close to peanut butter in it's consistency, but silky smooth, and very slippery. They added a turned aluminum pole piece on the front of the magnet pole piece, which looked good, and did a small amount of field shaping, but the real breakthrough was replacing the spider Last Christmas - Various - VIVA Hits Winter grease.
The speaker builder figured out how to contain the grease since it did not run and was stable over a wide temperature range. Many years later the speaker folks, used the same grease trick to dissipate heat to keep voice coils in big, high power speakers for burning up. The other great feature of Strings Fashioned From Old Souls - Darius (18) - Framedrag product, was that to make the amp " Prelude - Chicago - Chicago (Reel-To-Reel), a barretter, was added in series with the output transistors, which in essence, was a low resistance device in series with the output device which would change in value with increased current.
This was in the form of a 12V, taillight 「星を辿れば」（Instrumental） - 大原ゆい子* - If You Follow The Stars, with two identical filaments and it was mounted on the small heat sink, between the two sets of power transistors, with wire leads going thru the pc board and a gob of silicon heat sink grease held the bulb in place during assembly.
So, when you were driving the system close to the 10W limit, the bulb would get very bright, and if you knew where to look when we were driving the system with our favorite test recordings, Leon Barry's pipe organ music, you could easily understand how well the system was working, if your ears could stand the sound pressure.
I was asked to support the first major product dealer demo, with the sales manager at the Friar's club in NY city, on about 2 hours notice, when somebody else backed out. I said I would do it, only if I could take my own demo tape to show the system properly. The demo went well, and I used this amp for my home stem for the next ten years, when it got replaced by a Receiver.
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Here's some additional information we found about the company on line. The real development was in the sound output system. They were sturdy plywood boxes, lots of fiberglass material for filling and even had a sealed RCA phono jack to make spec's They contained a 8" soft edge long throw speaker and a 3.
We do NOT provide copies of ads, nor photos from other sources! All photo work is billed at studio rates and a deposit is required. Bye for now, Bill Carpenter.
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