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 Post subject: Re: V-M Model 700 Tape Recorder Restored, VU Meter Question
PostPosted: Apr Fri 10, 2020 9:57 pm 
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Our church choir director bought a new VM-700 which sounded fantastic to me as a kid. Before that, she was using an RCA wire recorder which finally broke. It used wire "cartridges".

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 Post subject: Re: V-M Model 700 Tape Recorder Restored, VU Meter Question
PostPosted: Apr Sat 11, 2020 1:45 am 
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That is a nice wire machine. I used the word 'cart'. After I thought about the
meaning.

The schools had entire systems on wheeled carts, in storage, and booked
them with the AV department. They were moved to the classroom on the day
plugged in and the teacher just operated them. No problem until a tape
or a 16 MM film broke. Even then, carry on. Splice later.

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 Post subject: Re: V-M Model 700 Tape Recorder Restored, VU Meter Question
PostPosted: Apr Sat 11, 2020 2:45 am 
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The members of our AV "Club" were excused from their study halls to wheel in and operate the equipment for the teachers. I ran lots of films through those workhorse 16 mm Bell and Howell sound projectors. There were also "film strip" projectors with narration on phonograph records. A chime cued the operator to go to the next picture. Now, Bell and Howell uses their know-how to make flashlights and lanterns.

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 Post subject: Re: V-M Model 700 Tape Recorder Restored, VU Meter Question
PostPosted: Apr Sat 11, 2020 3:27 am 
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Dave Doughty wrote:
The members of our AV "Club" were excused from their study halls to wheel in and operate the equipment for the teachers. I ran lots of films through those workhorse 16 mm Bell and Howell sound projectors. There were also "film strip" projectors with narration on phonograph records. A chime cued the operator to go to the next picture. Now, Bell and Howell uses their know-how to make flashlights and lanterns.

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Dave, if you'd like to revisit that world, check out:

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 Post subject: Re: V-M Model 700 Tape Recorder Restored, VU Meter Question
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Thank goodness that Gary had the foresight to save all the parts from the VM factory , otherwise a lot of these machines would be boat anchors ... I have a 749 I rescued from a dumpster, and gary supplied all the belts and parts needed for it... he also had the carry handle that was missing on mine... amazing the parts he has for VM equipment .


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 Post subject: Re: V-M Model 700 Tape Recorder Restored, VU Meter Question
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Definitely a treasure for the restoration community.

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 Post subject: Re: V-M Model 700 Tape Recorder Restored, VU Meter Question
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It looks great. I am sure it will last a very long time. Those reel to reels are very sought out for. I need to restore a Webcor reel to reel. It won't look as good as yours though!

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 Post subject: Re: V-M Model 700 Tape Recorder Restored, VU Meter Question
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V M Corporation was located in Benton Harbor Michigan. It was founded by Victor Miller. During the summer of 1972, after her first year at Michigan State, my future wife worked on the assembly line at V M. Her line was constructing turntables. Benton Harbor was the home for both V M and Heath Company, Oh, and a small appliance company called Whirlpool.


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