The museum of extinct video recorders and accessories
LabGuy has a website titled the “Museum of Extinct Video Recorders and Accessories”. It contains dozens of antique video recorders (and not the consumer ones you had back in the day).
Video Tape Recorders
Still Stores & Slow Motion Recorders
Time Base Correctors
Color Adapter Packs
Computerized Edit Controllers
Tuner Timer Units
Audio Monitor Amplifiers
Every item displayed on this page resides in my personal collection, except where noted. This is usually results from getting talked into selling an item that was originally in my possession. Since I put so much effort into documenting these items, the articles will remain even if the item does not.
Click on the photo to read about each of these rare machines. Use this convenient phot index to search for a particular article directly or to simply browse. Click the photo to access an article.
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