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Re: [ARSCLIST] Pre-wax tinfoils
Will Prentice wrote:
Does anyone know of any pre-wax (or at least "very old") tinfoil
recordings which have survived? We have one at the British Library which
is assumed to be circa. the dawn of recorded time, and I presume there
are others out there? All leads appreciated.
I have a small piece of tinfoil that was "printed" at a demonstration
in Salem, Massachusetts, in May 1878, according to an attached note in
my grandmother's handwriting, and I have often wondered whether any
complete tinfoil recording from that era had survived. It would be
fascinating to hear such a recording, and I would assume one could do
that with today's technology. Has sound from any of those early
recordings ever been recovered?
-- Jack Raymond