Hobbies: The Shape of Tape

When it took over some abandoned German positions during World War II, the U.S. Signal Corps stumbled on a discovery that was destined to revolutionize the life and times of that hardy American hobbyist, the hi-fi addict. The signalmen found magnetic tape and equipment superior to any then developed in the U.S. What they wrought back home by their find was evident last week at the Chicago World's Fair of Music and Sound. Tape is the hottest thing in hi-fi today, and the tape industry is wooing the public this fall as it never has before.

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