Shibaden 1/2"

AKA
1/2" open reel
Era
1968–early 1970s
Format
analog
Format2
open reel
Developed by
Shibaden
Manufacturers
Shibaden
(Max) Capacity
5": 30 minutes 7": 60 minutes
Size
5" & 7" reels
Fun facts
This format was also marketed under Apeco Teletape, Bell & Howell, and a similar format by Bang & Olfson
Shibaden is a combined name from two Japanese manufacturers: Shiba Electric and Denshi.
This format was a short-lived predecessor to the EIAJ-1 format and is not compatible (even though reels look identical)