Sony's proto-Walkman that went to the moon*


  1. Techmoan

    Techmoan4 bulan yang lalu

    If you want to know what music the Apollo astronauts played on their Sony TC-50’s - here’s an article

  2. YensR

    YensR4 bulan yang lalu

    not a tenuous link! A beautiful design and mechanical execution with a great video :)

  3. Richard Sparks

    Richard Sparks3 hari yang lalu

    *If in fact we went to the moon at all and it was faked by the government.

  4. Belethor

    Belethor12 hari yang lalu

    Sounds great considering it's 50 years old

  5. Gopanelto elto

    Gopanelto elto17 hari yang lalu

    Kerenn om

  6. Joshua Frias

    Joshua Frias19 hari yang lalu

    This video just gave me an inspiration for my own custom Walkman idea. I love the space age and this machine, so I think I can cobble something together.

  7. Carroll Shelby

    Carroll Shelby21 hari yang lalu

    Those three inspectors have exactly the same handwriting.

  8. Mark Williams

    Mark WilliamsBulan Yang lalu

    Come for the tech... Stay for the muppets :D

  9. Peter Walker

    Peter WalkerBulan Yang lalu

    What a load of dog vomit.

  10. allan redford

    allan redfordBulan Yang lalu

    Sony's chairman was not alone. I started my job as export manager in 76, saw the tcm-600 at duty-free. made an adaptor 3.5mm mno plugto 1/4 inch stereo line socket, to play my own recorded cassettes, while on long trans-atlantic flights, albeit in mono. playback thru speaker good, while at hotels. just wish I had licensed idea to Sony :(- I wasonly 26 at the time. still, I avoided the dreadful 'air-tube headsets found on most jets like the 707, back then. lesson, if you have a good idea, patent it, if viable, approach industry-compatible partner, to commercialize it - fast as possible.

  11. stemkb

    stemkbBulan Yang lalu

    Sony did not patent any of their audio technology during this period because they considered the equipment iterative not inventive. It came back to haunt them when savvy individuals began protecting the same ideas and filing legal writs against them, and other tech firms.

  12. art vandeco

    art vandecoBulan Yang lalu

    did you test the wow & flutter

  13. mysdoktorn

    mysdoktornBulan Yang lalu

    Missed opportunity from Sony @ 10:24. They should have named it the Snortman.

  14. Henry Elbert

    Henry ElbertBulan Yang lalu

    Funny how this probably impacted the world today more than the moonlanding itself

  15. ModMokkaMatti

    ModMokkaMattiBulan Yang lalu

    Where can one obtain a shirt like that, festooned with a cassette tape pattern? That is amazing.

  16. CassetteMaster

    CassetteMasterBulan Yang lalu

    A common problem on these is motor failure, due to disintegrating foam pads inside the motor, which push the brushes against the commutator. I had two TC-50's, the first one I got a failed restoration job, but a learning experience. Then when I got my second TC-50, a had a better idea, and inserted new foam carefully with tweezers into the motor. My machine is working now, but speed is still unstable. You got lucky with yours, as the motor on yours still seems to work well with original foam! Beautiful recorder. My unit is shown in this video: I have taken the two machines, and used the outer casing from the failed one and the innards of the new one to get one good-cosmetic condition working unit. But I have kept (and will always keep) the old casing, as it is extremely special... It has the instructions for the astronauts, the stamped serial numbers matching the Apollo documents, and the velcro on the back... I think mine was an actual Apollo unit!

  17. CassetteMaster

    CassetteMasterBulan Yang lalu

    That sucks that they did not allow shipment of the battery pack!!

  18. Photoshock

    PhotoshockBulan Yang lalu


  19. Jay Dunstan

    Jay Dunstan2 bulan yang lalu


  20. Joe Shabado

    Joe Shabado2 bulan yang lalu

    that mirror sided walkman must be from 1986. Built in coke mirror

  21. kylekersh

    kylekersh2 bulan yang lalu

    I really love the puppet skits, it triggers some sort of nostalgic feeling.

  22. CrazyGentleman

    CrazyGentleman2 bulan yang lalu

    Does anybody know what the music was that was on the tape he played at 7:03 to 7:21?

  23. Justyn H

    Justyn H2 bulan yang lalu

    This might just be me theorizing but,if you look at modern cell phones, it also uses a very similar form factor to the Walkman

  24. PixelDoom

    PixelDoom2 bulan yang lalu

    I have a telefunken 302ts reel to reel recorder from 1968, which works almost perfectly and also looks like new. Some things really have the potential to last a very long time if handled properly.

  25. steeldogcheese

    steeldogcheese2 bulan yang lalu

    damn you sir, stop making excellent content. I should be grocery shopping and yard work instead of watching your videos.

  26. Pauldjreadman

    Pauldjreadman2 bulan yang lalu

    The things you find out. Damn!

  27. Coverdrivegirl

    Coverdrivegirl2 bulan yang lalu

    I have a tiny TPS-L2 replica. It’s for Hot Toys Star Lord but my Tsum Tsum Star lord wears it

  28. Coverdrivegirl

    Coverdrivegirl2 bulan yang lalu

    Star lord: my Walkman is in space all the time

  29. Glow Rider

    Glow Rider2 bulan yang lalu

    I was wondering if you had any old rectangle type cassette players that don't work that you can possibly send to America All I want is the case and you can keep the internals. I want to make a prop to resemble transformers g1 decepticon soundwave from the 1980s.

  30. Bryan Hatley

    Bryan Hatley3 bulan yang lalu

    Conspiracy theorist: * = we never went to the moon

  31. Chris Thomas

    Chris Thomas3 bulan yang lalu

    Have you seen this? It recently came up in a news headline on my phone.

  32. Cheryl Heinrichs

    Cheryl Heinrichs3 bulan yang lalu

    That guy in First man better be listening to David Bovie Soace Oddity

  33. Rob Schofield

    Rob Schofield3 bulan yang lalu

    Another excellent one. Great!

  34. Professor Pat Pending

    Professor Pat Pending3 bulan yang lalu

    Another appreciated video.👏

  35. Grumpy Cat

    Grumpy Cat3 bulan yang lalu

    What are you doing with Peter Quill's Walkman?

  36. terastarship2

    terastarship23 bulan yang lalu

    laughs at today fixing products compare to older products. that is so much easy to unscrew and fix it!

  37. Spookay T'is Me

    Spookay T'is Me3 bulan yang lalu

    "enjoying it's retirement" aww that made me kinda happy to hear

  38. Gustav Gnöttgen

    Gustav Gnöttgen3 bulan yang lalu

    There was also a cassette player in Apollo 13, especially visible in the scene when they abandoned that one part of the spacecraft.

  39. Mohabat khan Malak

    Mohabat khan Malak3 bulan yang lalu

    We are of the generation that went through those periods of quantum leap in technologies - the 60' and 70's. It is nice and nostalgic to se and learn about these devices that we saw or heard all those years past. Thumbs up!

  40. cdcollura

    cdcollura3 bulan yang lalu

    Thanks for showing this. When I saw the Apollo 13 movie my buddy and I were laughing at the "Sony Walkman" in it and said "these werent invented in the 1960s!". But now I see what kind of unit this was and that it was used in the Apollo program. You learn something every day. Thanks again!

  41. M Chas

    M Chas3 bulan yang lalu

    Also the 50th anniversary of the Tate/Labianca Murders, Woodstock, and Altamont.

  42. Kaguya Houraisan

    Kaguya Houraisan3 bulan yang lalu