Longtime New York Public Radio engineer Jim Stagnito, a.k.a. Stag, bid the station farewell last week.
You can read Stag's hurricane Sandy report here. Knowing the Archives’ fondness for obscure formats, his parting gift to us was this great little machine & tapes. It appears to be a precursor to the Fidelipac/NAB Carts of later years (which in turn predate the 8-tracks of the 1960s and ’70s)… When we find out more about it we will let you know!
The playback deck is on the right and two tapes are on the left, one of them edge-on.
If you know more about this format, please post below.