In 1967, this was one of a series (the 5000 series) of "designer" tape recorders that supposedly went up against the AMPEX and Japanese market.
IMHO this is a beautiful design with quite a few original mechanical attributes (i.e. their "power cam" operation.)
It appears that the 5000 series lasted about 4 years (circa 1965 to 1969.)
I bought this unit on E-Bay, it came as a DOA (busted)- no surprise there.
I spent quite a bit of time restoring the machine and wrote a web site about it that details how I restored/rebuilt the walnut finish cabinets, got and installed all new rubber parts and adjusted the machine for near new performance, even after it had suffered almost 40 years of neglect.
The sound of this video is mono as the camera mike picks it up.
This video shows the restored machine in operation.