1963 Watkins The Shadow Echo Copicat tape delay

*From the collection of Keith Smart – made in 1963 to cash in on The Shadows group. The unit is sold with some boxes of spare tapes and a letter that Keith received from Charlie Watkins where he states ‘It came out in 1963 as a cheaper alternative to the Copicat, although why I bothered I’ll never know, the Cat was cheap enough anyway. It has a record head and two playbacks. The erasing was done by magnets. It used to sell in the UK for £24’

Estimate £100 – 200 (Buyers Premium of 24% inclusive of VAT @20%)

Sold for £260 12th December 2018