This model is somewhat rare. Doubly so, under the Bell & Howell name.
The actual model number is not printed on the VTR anywhere. Only marked
with a product number of 114999.
inch, interchange compatible with the Bell & Howell 2966 and Shibaden
SV-700. Fully portable, record only. The matching camera was the Shibaden
FP-707. I do not know what the Bell & Howell part number is for the
camera. I have very little information about this unit. I am going to guess
20 minute recording time, video with audio, on the 4-1/2 inch reel of tape
shown. I do not think a five inch reel will fit this machine. A very well
constructed product, it is a shining example of the quality of late 1960s
Japanese technology! This machine is in excellent, barely used, condition
considering its age. It would probably work with only minimal maintenance.
Perhaps it can produce a reference tape for my SV-700?
first three photos are of LabGuy's Bell & Howell version of this portapack.
The Fourth photo is of Bruno Merlier's Shibaden SV-707 for comparison.
|quite apparent that these machines
are identical. The final photo is from the 1969? Shibaden Catalog.
the description from the Shibaden Catalog: This new portable camera/tape
recorder combination delivers the ultimate in quality and reliability.
Weighing only 21 lbs., including its zoom lens and microphone, it may be
operated on either a self contained rechargeable battery pack or regular
house current, using the optional AC Adapter model number SV-707UAC, and
can be taken anywhere. Used in combination with other Shibaden models in
the SV-700UL or SV-800UL VTR series, it offers instant playback of recorded
[CLICK HERE] to read the
features and specifications of the SV/FP-707U portable VTR & Camera.
[CLICK HERE] to read
the owner's manual.
manual for this machine and for the Shibaden FP-707 portapack camera.