|LabGuy's World: 1974 Telemation
TVP-1010 Umatic Video Cassette Player
New Addition! 01.02.07
This is a very sorry example of the Telemation TVP-1010 Umatic video player. It has obviously seen better days. The truth is, this is a machine made by NEC. Maybe an NEC VC-8300? If you look close at the innards, you will see that this model does not use a threading ring like the other Umatic VCRs shown on my pages. Instead, there is a rotating collar, not visible, below the head wheel that has a kind of sloped skid that pushes down the nylon rollers attached to the return return guides. As the collar rotates, the skid slowly presses the guide pin down and after the threading finger has passed over the pin, it gently rises back up behind the tape! It is quite the contraption to see in operation! This poor feller is very unlikely to ever pull a tape again. But, you never know, LabGuy might get bored on a rainy day and try it out anyway.
NEEDED: Service manual for this machine.
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Last updated: January 09, 2005