can you guess who it is?

Discussion in 'Macro' started by Luke, Dec 3, 2014.

  1. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
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  2. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    Looks a lot like Woodrow Wilson. And one of my stricter, dowdy-er great aunts.
     
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  3. tje53

    tje53 New to SC

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    Oct 10, 2012
    Thomas Edison, isn't it?
     
  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    we have a winner!

    I bought an old Edison cylinder from a customer at the shop today. They're not worth anything (with some exceptions), but as a curiosity and a conversation piece it has value. I still marvel at the technology.

    15755468169_b2e66b081f_c. PC030042 by Luke Lavin, on Flickr
     
  5. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    Yes, I have one of those. I just wish I had the machine to play it on. I do have a wind-up Victrola that plays early, flat, 78-rpm discs.
     
  6. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    Just imagine a recording cylinder internet forum. "full frame wax is the only way to capture high frequency tones . . ."
     
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  7. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    Very cool. Never seen one in person.
     
  8. donlaw

    donlaw SC All-Pro

    Sep 14, 2012
    Texas
    Don
    That is pretty neat. what an innovated technology in it's day.
     
  9. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    if you guys REALLY want to GEEK OUT, you must read this wikipedia entry about the history of recorded sound PRIOR to Edison's experiments with his wax cylinder machine. Seems they were recording sound long before anyone had ever even contemplated playing it back. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phonautograph
     
  10. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    That oldest known recording of the human voice was cool / haunting.