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Details about  1960's Vintage Wollensak 3M Model 1580 Reel to Reel Tape Player / Recorder

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1960's Vintage Wollensak 3M Model 1580 Reel to Reel Tape Player / Recorder
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Feb 15, 2012
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US $81.50
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Item location:
Hermann, Missouri, United States


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Date of Manufacture: 1960's - 1970's


Visit Store:   Hermann's Attic


3M Stereophonic
Model 1580
Reel to Reel Tape Machine

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Here's a 1960's vintage, Wollensak, Model 1580, reel to reel tape player/recorder. Serial No. 22997.

I know next to nothing about this type of equipment so I cannot tell you wether it is in good working order. I can say that it does power up. The volume knobs are a little scratchy. The reverse function seems to be working fine but I cannot seem to get the forward function working. Could be I'm doing it wrong. The unit appears to be very clean. Includes the original power cables and microphone.

Here's a great page on this model which might tell you a little more about it than I can: Wollensak 1580.

The tube driven amp in this unit is very heavy (about 19 pounds). However, the unit has a built in handle which makes it easy to transport.

Certainly a fantastic addition to any collection.

Please feel free to ask any questions that you may have. I would be happy to provide further, hi-res photos if necessary.

This item was purchased at a Hermann, MO estate auction.

Please feel free to ask any questions that you may have.

Shipping weight will be about 19 pounds.

Attic treasures from the heart of the midwest.


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Hermann's Attic is a one-man operation. I am not a multi-million dollar company. My sales are offered as a hobby, in-between my regular job. I will always strive to offer personal service. I will make every effort to securely pack and ship your item within 24-48 hours. However, there are occasions where packing and shipping may take up to one week from the time of sale. Such delays may occur with large, difficult to pack items or on the occasions that I am called out of town by my full-time employer. If your package is delayed I will make every effort to inform you of the reasons for the delay and I will offer a shipping discount if the situation warrants. All I ask in return is for your courtesy and understanding.

Also, please be aware that the items I'm selling are often quite old and well used. Condition ratings on such items are entirely subjective. As the saying goes, "one man's trash is another man's treasure". I make every effort to be thorough in my descriptions. However, I am not an expert authority on the condition rating of antiques and collectibles. I just call 'em as I see 'em, from a layman's point of view. I strongly urge you to study the hi-res photos prior to purchase and please ask any questions that you may have regarding function or condition. I would be happy to accomodate any special requests that you may have, to include photographing any item from any angle. All you have to do is ask!

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On Feb-10-12 at 16:48:15 PST, seller added the following information:

GOOD NEWS. The forward AND reverse functions now seem to be working fine. They start & stop on a dime. Additionally, the scratchy sound with the volume knobs doesn't seem to be present today. I suppose I just didn't know what I was doing at first & maybe the volume knobs just needed a little dustoff.

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