Made between 1965-68 and are one of the most popular mini recorders of the time. I guarantee this item to work as I have replaced the two drive belts with new original belts, oiled all moving parts, cleaned the heads, cleaned capstan drive, cleaned the pinch roller, cleaned switches, serviced battery compartment, cleaned case and tested the unit for playback and record. Included is original box with packaging, microphone. And Craig marketing material. Tape is the original Craig 212 marketing tape that I made on this recorder that you will find interesting and is rare to find the original recording. Tested the unit to play on batteries and on AC/DC power. Please note the tape residue on battery door. AC/DC power adapter vs batteries (see below). Also, the tape will show you that the recorder will play upon arrival and also provides an extra take-up reel. Upon arrival if the unit does not work you can return at your expense. I would say the unit is in excellent condition considering it is over 55 years old. Lease note pictures carefully as the pictures are part of the written description. If you have reels of tapes from this time. This little machine will play them back for your listening enjoyment and you can also record the tapes directly to your computer via the extension speaker jack on the machine with the appropriate connector to your computer or you can just use your computers microphone to get your old tapes saved to the new digital format. Tape player was used in the early 60’s Mission Impossible TV series. Peter Graves was given his “Mission Impossible” via this machine which would then “self-destruct in 5 seconds”. Also, two recent movies, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” features the Craig 212. Features include: – Dual tape speeds at 3 3/4ips / 9.5 cms and 1 7/8 ips / 4.8 cms (via removable speed sleeve adaptor – included) – Plays up to 3 ¼ ” reels x ¼” wide tape. ALC Automatic Level Control for input – Input level / Volume control. Single “T” function control. Built-in speaker – “Line Out” can be achieved via External Speaker jack so you can plug this directly into your computer “in” jack. Utilizes 6 C-cell fresh batteries or an AC. Power supply (batteries not in included). Measures 10″ wide x 8″ deep x 3 thick and weighs 5lbs. The rub is batteries only come in 4 or 8 pack. You need 6 batteries. Considering the expense of the batteries I would consider this option strongly. Again, recorder has been gone through and all works great now. And this is my 235 unit that I have restored. You will be ready to play your tapes right out of the box upon arrival when you install your fresh 6 C-cell batteries or use my universal 9V AC/DC adapter (recommended). This item is in the category “Consumer Electronics\Vintage Electronics\Vintage Audio & Video\Reel-to-Reel Tape Recorders”. The seller is “pef3391″ and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Model: Craig 212
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Japan
- Type: Tape Recorder
- Brand: Craig