Historical information

In 1965 the Clarke & Smith Talking Book Cassette Cartridge made it's debut at the Olympia Show. Popularly known as a 'tapete', it weighed considerably less than the earlier book cassette cartridges and allowed for up to 6 tracks (13 hours recording time) to be played.

Physical description

Clarke and Smith talking book cassette cartridge player consisting of plastic rectangular case with buttons for navigational controls, light green front and top of machine and darker green on sides, power cord and 5 buttons. Also includes tapete "Words for murder perhaps" by Edward Candy and ready by Stanley Pritchard.

Inscriptions & markings

Clarke & Smith Track change Play -- Off Volume Phones This equipment remains the property of the Braille & Talking Book Library, 31-51 Commercial Road, South Yarra, 3141. Phone: (03) 267 6022 Dyna Tape labels: J21075 Play Rewind