The two photo below is of a top loader Curtis Mathes Color Cassette VCR Model G750, on of the best ever made.
This model G750 was designed at the CM Design Center in Dallas Texas, and was made in Japan under strict guidelines, and supervision by Curtis Mathes technicians.
1984 Curtis Mathes VCR with its top off playing on a 1981 Curtis Mathes television.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOkhTys6xI0
1984 Curtis Mathes VCR playing Lost in Space, on a 1981 Curtis Mathes television
They just do not make the good stuff anymore.
CURTIS MATHES VCR VHS TAPE PLAYER KV740 made 7/18/1984 with its top off playing on a Curtis Mathes Television, Made 1981, Console Model G552R. The show playing is "The Little Mermaid"
This is a wonderful well built 1984 Curtis Mathes VCR player.
Very nice made in Japan not China parts predesigned to Curtis Mathes Company standards.
This VCR sold for around one $1,200 dollars back in 1984 a very top of the line product and still works today.