Berlant Concertone "Custom" tape deck
This is a monaural deck was my dad's back in the 1950s and was somewhere between "studio" and "consumer" quality. As late as 1990 I had seen units like this one still being used at the local AM radio station for editing news and advertising clips. All I had to do to it to get it working was lubricate some of the moving parts; the electronics (dating to the 1950s) were fine but have now developed a loud hum that I cannot diagnose. The only other things wrong are that case the lift handles on both pieces are completely shot. Since this image was taken, I have replaced the badly cracked rubber line cords and the felt pressure pads with bits of felt that was sold to protect stacks of dinnerware.