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Discussion in 'Macro' started by Luke, Dec 3, 2014.
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Looks a lot like Woodrow Wilson. And one of my stricter, dowdy-er great aunts.
Thomas Edison, isn't it?
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.
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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.
Just imagine a recording cylinder internet forum. "full frame wax is the only way to capture high frequency tones . . ."
Very cool. Never seen one in person.
That is pretty neat. what an innovated technology in it's day.
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
That oldest known recording of the human voice was cool / haunting.