January 27, 1948: Wire Recording introduced the 'Wireway'

January 27, 1948: The first magnetic tape recorder was introduced by Wire Recording Corporation of America.  ‘Wire Way,’ as it was called, had an integrated oscillator and was sold for $149.50 at the time.


  1. The photo is not appropriate for the device. The information is incorrect: the Germans developed magnetic tape technology in the 1930s.


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