De Jur Grundig Portable Tape Recorder, 1960's
Grundig made many tape recorders in the 1940's to the 1970's and they were known for their quality. In the late 1950's and early 1960's Grundig developed a highly portable recorder that looked much like a Minifon. Although there was thousands of portable tape recorders coming into the market place during this time period, only a few really made it. The De Jur Grundig Portable Tape Recorder was a big hit. This reel-to-reel recorder was a very small for it's time period and popular among private investigators and law enforcement since it was priced much less than the Minifon. This portable model was called the Versatile and versatile it was. it could be used as a desktop machine or hidden under a coat. it came with it's own leather case. Note the pictures on the buttons. (see photos below) Highly modern and high tech for it's time period. The black strip numbers above the bottoms told you how much time you had on the tape. Grundig is one of the few electronics companies from the early to mid 1900's that has continued and still makes and sells equipment today but their focus has changed.

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