Philips 2205 Tape Recorder and Philips C90 Tape
In the movie Diamonds Are Forever (1971), Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Charles Gray) has a Philips N2205 tape recorder on his desk in his office on the oil rig. The N2205 is used when Blofeld listens to a Philips C90 tape with the World's Greatest Marches, with James Bond (Sean Connery) standing at his desk. Blofeld uses a Philips C90 tape disguised as a World's Greatest Marches Tape to control his satellite.
The Philips N2205 is a portable tape recorder and player produced by Philips from 1969 - 1973. The N2205 has a built-in speaker, VU (volume) meter and can be used with batteries or with an AC adapter. An external microphone can be added. The round disc with numbers on the tape deck is a feature to show the remaining recording time of the tape. The recorder measures 255 mm wide x 190 mm deep x 65 mm high, and weighs: 2,2 kg (2,5kg with batteries).
Blofeld has the N2205 on his desk, next to a Philips L6X38 T Transworld de Luxe Antoinette radio. When Bond arrives at the oil rig, Blofeld finds the tape on Bond (hidden in his suit) and plays the tape in the N2205. Bond was planning to substitute the C90 satellite control tape with this tape containing the music, but gets caught by Blofeld. Tiffany Case (Jill St. John) tries to help Bond switch the tape after Bond is taken away, but unknowingly puts the original back in the control machine.
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