Sony created its first hardware device , a tape player/recorder called the G-Type Recorder. It was modeled from an American tape recorder.
This marked Japan's first reel to reel tape recorder. It was neatly organized and more portable.
Apart from the tape recorder , Sony also created their own tapes which were revolutionary in their own rights. The tape had its own hurdles because it was the first of its kind.
The invention of tape and the tape recorder were financed by theNHK 3. Ibuka and Morita manage to convince NHK in granting them 300 , 000 yen for the invention with just the concept of tape recorder.
This marked a major milestone in terms of Sony's product as it produce its first ground breaking product. It was result of trial and errors with their prototype for the tape and the tape recorder. Yet , the errors experience lead to other breakthrough which resulted to the tape and the G-type tape recorder. It marks a major milestone as proposed by Block and Macmillan.