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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Pallophotophone

Historians have uncovered a previously forgotten recording technology pre-dating the very first consumer magnetic recordings by at least 15 years (not counting wire recordings.)

It was called the pallophotophone (I won't even ATTEMPT to pronounce it.), and here is it's story and a recording of Thomas Edison speaking on it - perhaps the only "High Fidelity" recording of Edison (who died in 1931.) 

http://www.timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=942480

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