The Duplication Group

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History[edit]

Cassette Productions was a division of The Duplication Group. Besides duplicating videocassettes, they also duplicated audio cassettes and computer floppy diskettes, and they even replicated CDs and software. In 1998, Cassette Productions was folded into the latter. On December 19 of that year, The Video-Matic Group acquired the company's assets.[1]

List of Divisions[edit]

  • Cassette Productions (1981-1998) (later folded into the latter)

List of VHS Customers[edit]

  • Advanced Hunting Equipment, Inc.
  • Brentwood Home Video (some tapes)
  • The Bridgestone Group
    • Agapeland Home Video
  • BWE Video (some tapes)
  • Capstone Entertainment
  • Disneyland (1996)
  • Feature Films for Families
    • Family Films, Ltd.
  • Goldstar Video (1992)
    • The Little Red Schoolhouse Learning Center
  • Jones Entertainment Group (some copies of The Story Lady)
  • Leucadia Family Films (some tapes)
  • The Living Scriptures (some copies of Animated Stories from the Book of Mormon Series 2 Music Video and other tapes)
  • The Lyons Group (1992)
    • Barney Home Video (1992)
  • M3D Pro Film, Inc. (some copies of Music in 3 Dimensions)
  • METACOM (some tapes)
  • Polynesian Cultural Center
  • Random House Home Video (1991-1992) (tapes sold through Goldstar Video)
  • Video Projects, Inc. (some Microsoft Intermediate tapes)
  • Warner Reprise Video (some Kidsongs tapes)

List of Customers for Other Media[edit]

  • Access Software (1982-1998)
  • Deseret Book Co.
  • FranklinCovey
    • Covey Leadership Center
    • Franklin Quest
  • Iomega
  • Lexicon

How to Tell[edit]

  • Some tapes printed at this duplicator have dark print numbers on the left or right side of the cassette.
  • On some tapes, the printings would appear in white.
  • Tapes from this duplicator do not have anything in the vertical blanking interval.
  • Several early tapes use oversized reels, while some use regular reels.
  • Most tapes by this duplicator had some extra black screen following the blank space at the tail end, accompanied by a rumbling sound in the linear track. However, some tapes from this duplicator may not have anything following the static at the tail end at all. Some tapes may also reach the very end before the rumbling sound even pops up.

Known duplicator numbers[edit]

Dark red numbers[edit]

  • 101202132 (The Buttercream Gang, Feature Films for Families)
  • 113402142 (Dr. Seuss Beginner Book Video: The Cat in the Hat Comes Back, Random House Home Video and Goldstar Video)
  • 113406081 (Dr. Seuss Beginner Book Video: The Cat in the Hat Comes Back, Random House Home Video and Goldstar Video)
  • 113602173 (Dr. Seuss Beginner Book Video: One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, Random House Home Video and Goldstar Video)
  • 113702172 (Dr. Seuss Beginner Book Video: Hop on Pop, Random House Home Video and Goldstar Video)
  • 113802141 (Sesame Street Start-to-Read Video: Don't Cry, Big Bird and Other Stories, Random House Home Video and Goldstar Video)
  • 113906293 (Sesame Street Start-to-Read Video: Ernie's Little Lie and Other Stories, Random House Home Video and Goldstar Video)
  • 114402142 (The Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room, Random House Home Video and Goldstar Video)
  • 114410151 (The Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room, Random House Home Video and Goldstar Video)
  • 118112132 (Barney and the Backyard Gang: The Backyard Show, The Lyons Group)
  • 118512153 (Barney and the Backyard Gang: Barney in Concert, The Lyons Group)
  • 136508052 (A Little Princess, Publisher's Choice Video and Feature Films for Families)
  • 136510222 (A Little Princess, Publisher's Choice Video and Feature Films for Families)
  • 151308261 (Scared to Death, Goldstar Video)
  • 167110061 (The Tale of Peter Rabbit and The Velveteen Rabbit, A Storybook Treasury, Family Home Entertainment and Feature Films for Families)
  • 184212123 (Barney & Friends: Barney's Birthday, The Lyons Group)
  • 23673N082 (Rigoletto, Feature Films for Families)
  • 236730022 (Rigoletto, Feature Films for Families)

White numbers[edit]

  • 14584D071 (Lassie: The Painted Hills, The Bridgestone Group)
  • 248142222 (The Story Lady, Jones Entertainment Group)
  • 26785D013 (The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Bridgestone Group)
  • 4161 69073 (Get Street Smart: A Kid's Guide to Stranger Dangers, Capstone Entertainment)
  • 5014 60053 (Disneyland's Main-Street Electrical Parade: The Farewell Season (1972-1996), Disneyland)
  • 508164044 (Sherman's Way: A Kid's Guide to Coping with Change, Capstone Entertainment)
  • 8186 80123R (Animated Stories from the Book of Mormon Series 2 Music Video, The Living Scriptures)

Gallery[edit]

Locations[edit]

  • Salt Lake City, Utah

Trivia[edit]

References[edit]