Well, it's not looking like this 1973 ad for Sony's TC-377 tape deck will quite bear out, but we'll circle back in about twenty years just to be sure.
We actually used this exact model for splicing together promos for a radio station I managed in the eighties. And by splice, I mean literally cutting the magnetic tape and taping (confused yet?) it back together. Those were the days, kids. And stay off my lawn.