1980s Maxell Tapes

maxellMaxell was formed in 1960 when a dry-cell manufacturing plant was created at the company’s headquarters in Ibaraki, Osaka. In 1961, Maxell Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. was created out of the dry battery and magnetic tape divisions of Nitto Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (now Nitto Denko Corp.).

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Maxell Tapes 1985

1985 commercial for Maxell audio.

Maxell, is a Japanese company which manufactures consumer electronics. The company’s notable products are batteries and electronics — the company’s name is a contraction of “maximum capacity dry cell” — and recording media, including audio cassettes and blank VHS tapes, and recordable optical discs like CD-R/RW and DVD±RW. Additionally, the company sells electronics accessories, like CD and DVD laser cleaners. On March 4, 2008 Maxell announced that they would no longer manufacture their optical media, but would start contracting other companies to manufacture Maxell media.

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Maxell Audio Cassettes

Classic 80’s advert for Maxell Audio Cassette Tapes.

Maxell, is a Japanese company which manufactures consumer electronics.  The company’s notable products are batteries and electronics — the company’s name is a contraction of  “maximum capacity dry cell” — and recording media, including audio cassettes and blank VHS tapes, and recordable optical discs like CD-R/RW and DVD±RW. Additionally, the company sells electronics accessories, like CD and DVD laser cleaners. On March 4, 2008 Maxell announced that they would no longer manufacture their optical media, but would start contracting other companies to manufacture

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Scotch video tapes

90s advert for Scotch video tapes.

Scotch was a brand name used by 3M until 1996 for recordable media such as audio cassettes and video cassettes.