W W W . B E K E R S . O R G
T H E E V R P L A Y E R . . .
|The Bekers (George with EVR on cart and Jeanna acting as photographer)
arrive at the Library of
Congress with what is believed to be the only brand-new,
still-in-the-box Motorola EVR Teleplayer on earth. Beker rolls it
a cart and Greg Lukow does the honors of opening the original shipping
carton box for the first
time. Moments later, the 4 decade-old EVR gets its first taste of
(Greg is Chief, Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound Division of the Library of Congress'
Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation)
Saved for posterity!
|Greg and George inspect the new EVR Teleplayer in all its glory. Pure 1970s aesthetic, woodgrain cabinet, big colorful buttons,
player-to-TV adapter (analog video, of course) and even a 3-to-2 prong power cord adapter.
According to the back panel label, it is machine #1277, probably manufactured early in EVR's 1969-1972 US production
at Motorola's Franklin, Illinois facility. Imagine, back when technology was still made here . . .