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Bush House's very first Studer, installed in Quality Check Room in the early 1970s. Later on similar but refined versions were eventually installed in the larger studios. As delivered the machines had a motorized pair of scissors which popped out of a slot before the final roller, and was supposed to be used to edit the tape (you found the place then moved the tape on by an amount shown on the right-hand roller): it's a daft idea, and after someone at BH had managed to snip a tape while it was being played up a line to Scotland (who thought it hilarious) the scissors were disabled to prevent further accidents..

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