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Old 26th Oct 2021, 7:24 am   #1
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Default Fuji Cherry TR-602

WAs gifted this yesterday basic and i guess budget but has a nice look to it not seen 1 before and can find nothing on the web
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Old 26th Oct 2021, 9:10 am   #2
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Those little reel-to-reel machines are something I have a soft spot for. Alas I don't have that one or any information on it.

Does it have a capstan and pinch roller, or does it just drive the spools? A few very low-end machines did the latter, the tape speed is therefore not constant.

If it has a capstan, you might find a removeable sleeve (either on the capstan or stored, say, under the head cover) to give 2 tape speeds. A lot of such machines did 1+7/8 and 3+3/4 ips
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Old 26th Oct 2021, 1:00 pm   #3
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What is the metal post on the right hand side ? could this be a storage post/speed sleeve, it possibly looks too far out to be a tape spillage guide.

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Old 26th Oct 2021, 5:52 pm   #4
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It certainly seems to have a capstan, but may have DC bias...
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Old 26th Oct 2021, 10:13 pm   #5
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The capstan sleeve is already fitted to give 3.75 ips. Store post on RHS.

I suspect this will be an AIWA or possibly a Sanyo or Panasonic rebadged. Neat little unit. Anything interesting on the tape?!
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Old 27th Oct 2021, 5:45 am   #6
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What is the metal post on the right hand side ? could this be a storage post/speed sleeve, it possibly looks too far out to be a tape spillage guide.

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storage post/speed sleeve correct 10 out of 10
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Old 27th Oct 2021, 5:48 am   #7
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more pictures

as for what's on the tape i will need to find some batteries to try it
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