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  1. Jez, As much as I like Nagra's, It stops in my display case. If I did have a Nagra vanity plate it would be on a much nicer high-end car, and on the rear window, it would say the legend lives on…
  2. Damm, you found me - Don't tell anybody.
  3. A time code 4.2 Nagra 4.2 Nagra 4.2 - Same as the IV-L, but added powering for microphones and built-in equalizers. Introduced in 1972. In the '80s one could upgrade a 4.2 to record SMPTE time code. http://harrysportcar.blogspot.com/2012/11/nagra-best-professional-audio-recorders.html
  4. I’m glad you posted it here dela. Otherwise, I would have never seen your post, as it was I never received a notification that you posted. I have not seen the IRT before. But It seems very familiar to me. I may have come across it and just moved on thinking it was a worn and faded 4.2 from use. But now I see the cool green. I interesting R recorder To own Is what I call it. You asked all good questions, hopefully, someone will have the answer as I would like to know more about it also.
  5. Thanks Richie Egan, Your from Sweden, I watched a movie the other night Mamma Mia full of ABBA songs. Afterwards I watched a bunch of Youtube videos on ABBA and their history. What a great group they were. I forgot they had so many great songs they all came back to me.
  6. Hi Rachel - don’t feel you loss something. If it was all beat up you were probably better off. I was pretty disappointed at first with my phone booth. When I saw it out in the field of antiques for sale it looked great. Brimfield - anybody hear of it? It happens 3 times a year in Brimfield Mass. I noticed the booth right away from a distance. Close up it looked pretty good too. Once I brought the phone booth home and in the garage, I started cleaning it up. It’s an all glass booth. Under the dirt and grime I noticed that all of the aluminum rails were all scratched up vertically where apparently the antique dealer would slide it in and out of his truck laying down from show to show. Researching the booth, I found it’s a 1964 Bell systems booth and it came in other custom colors other than the anodized bare aluminum that I was used too. Once scratched, you cannot just re anodize the bare aluminum to make it look like new. If it was scratched and marked from ordinary use I would have left it alone but once cleaned it was all heavily scratched at close inspection. I should have inspected it more closely. My desire to have the phone booth I knew as a kid got the better of me. So I took it all apart and had it powder coated in dark bronze. It came out beautiful inside and out, a hard tough low luster professional finish. It goes together and comes apart like an erector set - everything just slides together and a few screws hold the four sides together. It has a built in cooling fan which was an option back in the day. Putting all the now like-new individually wrapped pieces from the painter together, the old glass looked terrible, all vertically scratched like the rails were and every little mark stuck out like a sore thumb. This type of full length vertical scratches would never happen in normal use. So I had all the glass panels remade except for the door apparently he would slide it on and off his truck on all the other sides without a care. Ouch, being so pissed off I spent so much on getting the booth ready to be put inside my house, I didn’t want to spend anymore money to get the phone for it . The booth was now like new but without a phone. So it sat without the phone for 6 years. So maybe it wasn’t a missed opportunity for you, instead it could have been a godsend you didn’t bring it home. I always planned to get a dummy mannequin to set up in the booth and take pictures using the different covert recorders I have. My wife said I’m the dummy and said I can step into the booth and she’d take a picture for free. So there you have it, the story of my 2k Phone booth, before the phone!!! Here is a video I found on Youtube that sums up the type of Antique show it is times a year. I don’t know this guy. https://youtu.be/8GYYNj0UxOw To my surprise another Brimfield video also shows a phone booth like the one I bought at 5:25 https://youtu.be/kNG6jSraYnc?t=5m25s
  7. The Phone Booth Note: I am showing these vintage tape recorders as part of my collection only. They are out of service and no longer used in the manner they were designed, but remain a part of audio recording history. It should not be considered in any way as endorsing or promoting any activity contrary to applicable laws and regulations. I finally bought a phone for my phone booth. About 6 years ago my wife and I were at an outside antique show. I saw just this booth with no phone in it and bought it. Kinda regretted buying it at first, but I restored it and had it up in the room with my recorders and other stuff ever since. I never could bring myself to buy a phone for it. They usually are all beat up, or half ass restored or going for at lot more than I wanted to spend. Last month I finally did buy a phone that was restored and restored to work as it did back in the day with the coins. All old pay phones take the money and it drops into the coin return, but this one was updated to mimic how it actually worked by the phone company. There is no dial tone. You put the first nickel in and the coin drops and stops, put the second nickel in you hear the money fall and the bell ring, now you have a dial tone. You make the call if someone answers the money drops into the coin lock box when you hang up. If no one answers you hang up and the nickels fall to the coin return but only after a short delay just like the payphone worked originally. I contribute that short delay to funding our candy buying habits as kids. When we were kids there was a small town rural Drive In luncheonette/store a couple houses from us and out by the road was this same type phone and booth. As kids, we would never walk by this phone without checking the coin return. It seemed more times then not there would be money in the return. It was hit or miss but what a feeling to find some nickels or dimes in the return. If there was money in it the next place was inside the tiny Drive In to buy some candy from the gum ball machine or the candy machine depending on how much change we would get. We also used to wait for the school bus in this type phone booth. Now would you believe one late night when we were sleeping out with the neighbor kids? This is what I found in the phone booth, I snapped a picture with my fathers flash cube camera just before we were chased away by this big burly looking guy that was sitting in a car. I didn’t think so, But the first part of the story is true.
  8. There're too many pictures of Nagras in this video not to have this on Nagra Stories. I'll bet there is a good story behind everyone of these scenes. I'd like to know what Goldie Hawn was smiling about? At some point I bookmarked this and came across the bookmark last night. I'm not sure where I got this from. But its a pretty interesting site. http://jwsound.weebly.com/cas-slideshow.html
  9. Thank you James Bull, for taking the time to give my Post Index idea some thought and for you to come up with some workable ideas. With your suggestions today in a earlier pvt message I was able to set up my Quick Post Index on page one of this thread. Thanks to you, now, at any time, from any page, whether signed in or not, I can click the back arrow and access the clickable index on page one. The back arrow looks like this << It's in the page number section at the top and bottom of every page and looks like this << PREV 17 18 19 20 Hit the back arrow and it brings you to the index. From there, one click in the index brings you right to the post you wanted to see again. Example: Where are the pictures to the Nagra SN copy? Click the Back arrow, Click The Nagra SN (Copy) in the index. It works well on a laptop or desktop, but for a cell phone It gets a little condensed and jumbled because I don’t have it in a single list or column, but it still works.
  10. Thanks David, I didn't know about that feature. You're right all my posts are right there where you said they would be. The problem is my posts are usually only in my thread. As you can see by this sample below, It would be much harder for me to go thru 8 pages worth of posts without any pictures to go by, all posts below have the same title and I would have to start reading each one to find what its about. Now if I posted in many different threads as most of you do, It would be definitely easier searching the way you just said because you would look for the title of the thread. But in my sample below they all have the same title almost all 8 pages- Nagra Stories - so I have to read past the title on each one. For remembering when I posted about a certain recorder, forget that, its all a blur to me, If you knew how many times I searched up and down the pages of my thread looking for something. It's just like looking for a tool or something around the house. You think you just saw it but can't find it anywhere. You think you just posted it but it ends up not being where you thought it was. That is why I made the list. Try searching for this without looking at my list The Fake Nagra SN post, (not my post) lets take a look at that SN copy again. That was not that long ago, what page should you click on to see the pictures again? Use my list its very simple you get what you want right away. You know its on Nagra stories but guessing and choosing a page and scrolling thru all the posts takes a lot of time. Try it, you'll see what I mean.
  11. It's just a picture of a list. The list shows what page number the post is on. I use it as a quick way to find something. You have to do it manually. Say I want to see "A Special gift" - it's on page 14, post 333. You have to close out the index, go to the top or bottom of this thread, click on page 14 and scroll down to post 333. Otherwise I would have no idea where it is. I would just guess where it is and go page by page, post by post until I find it. Now it narrows it down, I have something to go by. Since page 17 is the earliest page at the top of this thread, you have to click on page 17 then page 14, then scroll down to post 333. That would be great if I could have each story a clickable link to the page. But I'm pretty sure that can't be done from a picture. I guess I can include the url in the index to copy and paste into the browser. That would bring you right to the page but impossible to bring you to the correct post number. I was just happy to be able to figure out how to get it into my signature as a clickable link named JBond Post Index
  12. I was tired of trying to find a certain post or topic of mine. I would have to click on a half dozen pages and scroll up and down to find the post I was looking for. So for myself, I made a directory of where everything was that I posted. I had the list on my computer's homepage now for awhile. Today, I thought it would be better to incorporate the list into my signature in case anyone else wanted to find something. I hope it works. It works for me.
  13. At least now with Jwsound everyone can still be in touch. Not face to face but still have the conversation. Not the same, but in many ways even better. Clearly ahicomputer's pictures brought some good memories back for you and Philip. It would've all been a distant memory or not even remembered at all If you didn't make this convenient place to connect, discuss and remember.
  14. I see now I should have thought a little more before writing. I took (we serviced) but read as (we service). I guess at first glance the two pictures in the middle could look like today (people wise). I thought wow, they have a booming Nagra service factory there, even the girl is into it. But now, after a little slap of reality from Jeff, I think I’m back to normal. Yes of course, how can there be that many old Nagras being serviced at once in 2016? Most of them being III’s, even an old DH speaker next to the Nagra III in the back. I guess I just wanted to believe people are still working on Nagras. Thanks Jeff for the slap side the head, I needed it. Now I’m back in 2017, not the 70's Reminds me of this Seinfeld episode when this guy says (they're all chickens) (Those are all old pictures).
  15. Welcome to Jwsound, glad you found us. Great pictures, are these all older pictures or are some current pictures? I can't tell. I would say the one with the older Cadillac is and the Nagra booth is. But are the pictures with the repairs current? If so thats great you're still servicing Nagras. Its scary though seeing that Nagra III about to take a shower. I wonder whatever happened to all those Nagra posters? Post more pictures if you have them. Thanks for posting
  16. MarkC To be honest I think the bronzed lid hides the true beauty of the Nagra. You should try and find a clear lid, especially for the Harvey mod Nagra.
  17. Philip The fact of “who you guys are" has always been a big deal for me since day one on Jwsound, as I have stated many times before in this thread. I’m proud to be posting and learning in the same forum as such accomplished, famous people as yourselves. Of course, it's a big deal for you guys. I just meant you may be more accustomed to the fact of seeing your name in credits. I’m still amazed every day when I look up what you all have accomplished. I don’t always get the chance to fit my thoughts about it into a post like last night, without sounding all giddy and mushy as I probably do right now. So it's not said much. But just know, I’m your biggest fan. Especially you “old” Nagra guys. (Not that you're old) the Nagra is. Where the hell is the smiley face when you need it? Scott That was the next question I was going to ask. Which machine was used? Now when I show my collection I can point to my Nagra IV-S and say Risky Business and many other movies were recorded on a machine just like this one. Risky Business - sound mixer Scott Smith. Just one of so many over the years. Very impressed Scott. As I am with Jeff, Philip and everyone else on this site. You all have so much to be proud of.
  18. My wife and I just watched the end of Risky Business. My wife says "can you believe this movie is 34 years old." I said the sound for that movie was recorded on a Nagra. "Oh really?" she says. "How do you know that." Because that's what was used back then. I said the soundman is most likely someone on Jwsound. I quickly looked up IMDB and saw sound mixer, Scott Smith. I said it's Scott Smith - he just posted on my thread last week. See, right there. How about that she's says Then we waited patiently for the credits. There he is. I said the movie forever has his name on it. No big deal for you guys but we thought it was pretty cool.
  19. trant, If you mean in person? I’m 3,000 miles from you, Not sure you want to see it that bad. Any member can always reach me thru Jwsound, that would be the first step. Thank you Sir for your comment, I truly appreciate it. I’ll post a current full picture soon. Also I haven’t forgotten MarkC, I'll answer you also.
  20. Please don't tell me this is what you're talking about, Did a small Nagra replace this? This had to be used for something else, right! http://www.ebay.com/itm/Magna-Tech-magnetic-film-audio-recorder-/252220110407?hash=item3ab97d7647:g:s4AAAOSwZ1lWdwrk
  21. Made in Switzerland by....Stellavox I don't know who this guy is but he did a good job.
  22. I guess this is what happens when you start talking about these recorders, sometimes they come out of the woodwork, very clean 1968 Nagra III up on eBay. Someone in Switzerland must be reading these posts also. I guess he decided it's time to sell. Or it's just a coincidence. I do not know this seller at all. His pictures are the perfect example of the acid etching I was talking about. http://www.ebay.com/itm/NAGRA-III-mono-taperecorder-get-the-sound-of-the-50ties-/122264573753?hash=item1c77895739:g:6z4AAOSwo4pYTGyj
  23. You are correct Humberts, the first two digits on a Nagra III is always the year. You are just a few hundred shy of the prize 67 10000 I actually have your Nagra III already in my data base. I take a picture of every Nagra III I come across to see the serial numbers for the different years. As of now, I have not seen the 1959 Nagra III. I'm not really sure what happened in 1959. What year did the paint change from the Wrinkle paint as the Nagra II and 1958 Nagra III to the hammer tone gray of the Nagra III we know today? These are the very pressing questions that keep me up at night, (kidding) Everyone will be checking their serial numbers now. Post what you find if you want. The one closest to the 67 10000 is the winner. So far its Humberts at 9556 Note: Nagra says 240 1958 Nagra III's were made. Notice the first date I have below for 1960. If you find a 1960 with a much lower number than 60 530, like in the 400's that could mean even fewer if any 1959 Nagra III's were made. So I take a picture when I see them. This is how I come up with answers.
  24. Hi Mike You should post the pictures, maybe they are different in some way.
  25. Yes, Humberts it is a beautiful machine, at first, I didn't think so, I thought the L or the 4.2 was better looking. But then I realized it's a true classic. Just look at the Deck top. Acid etched. People that don't have one can't appreciate this recorder. They are very hard to find in excellent condition, most are really beat up. The spelled out "Kudelski" and all the bright trim around the speaker grill and all the edges are raised up by a good amount. But in reality, all the gray is etched out and is lower than the bright trim. There was never a more pronounced and famous deck lid on any recorder. Shown below The First 1958 Nagra III, the 58th one made out of 240 This was a man proud of his Name and his Product. Photos marked with RJW are copyrighted. Any use other than private with or without the RJW watermark is strictly forbidden, without written permission from the owner. As he was of his company. Can you tell? Then one day, I get this email from Stefan Kudelski's daughter, which made me appreciate the Nagra III even more. Dear Mr **** Thanks a lot for sharing your "Nagra collection" It looks great! I'm glad to know that these devices developed by my father more than 30 years ago are still alive. My father would have appreciated it. I share with you a link that one employee of the company shared with us. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wo8UtWiYiZI We see that the Nagra Legend is still alive. Best regards Marguerite Kudelski See what I mean how raised the letters are on the deck, shown best in the video. Unless you guys are into Chanel No 5 you would have never found this video. Although, I did post it earlier in the thread. The things I share with you guys ... Does anybody want to see a "gold anodized" SN built especially to surprise Stefan Kudelski? Maybe later...maybe.