Scotch Audio Cassettes

Scotch Audio Cassette history.

3M Company (NYSE: MMM), formerly known as the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, is an American multinational conglomerate corporation based in Maplewood, Minnesota, a suburb of St. Paul.

The Scotch brand and Scotch Tape are registered trademarks of 3M. The company also used the name "Scotch" for its audiovisual magnetic tape products. In 1996 3M exited the magnetic tape business, selling its assets to Quantegy (which is a spin-off of Ampex). The familiar plaid design, a take on the Wallace tartan, was introduced in 1945 and is used on all early Scotch models.

Scotch invented Cobalt doping techinque in 1971 producing "High Energy" tape which later was adopted by many companies. They have also contributed to SONY Ferrichrome tape invention. In 1979 they have introduced the first Metal particle tape.

Sadly, at the end Scotch stopped producing its own tape outsourcing it from other companies like BASF and DENON.

Scotch 1969-70 JAPAN Scotch 1969 US Scotch 1969 EUROPE
Scotch 1970 US Scotch 1970 EUROPE
Scotch 1971-72 JAPAN Scotch 1971-73 US Scotch 1971-73 EUR
Scotch 1973-74 JAPAN Scotch 1973-74 US Scotch 1973-74 EUROPE
Scotch 1975-76 JAPAN Scotch 1975-76 US Scotch 1975-76 EUROPE
Scotch 1977-78 JAPAN Scotch 1977-78 US Scotch 1977-78 EUR
Scotch 1979-81 JAPAN Scotch 1979-81 US Scotch 1979-81 EUROPE
Scotch 1982-86 JAPAN Scotch 1982-86 US Scotch 1982-86 EUROPE
Scotch 1987-89 US/EUROPE
Scotch 1990-93 US Scotch 1990-93 EUROPE
Scotch 1993-96 JAPAN Scotch 1993-96 US/EUROPE

Some of the interesting ads of Scotch cassettes:

Scotch 1973 AD Scotch 1977 AD

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