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Re: [ARSCLIST] on record: presidential debates 1908 style
Steven C. Barr wrote:
*1902 1902 1902 1902 1902 1902*
But, IIRC, Edison...the primary cylinder "label" of the first decades
After all, in 1908, cylinders weren't yet manufactured using
moulds...so should aq
politician elect to record a speech himself, he would have to repeat
it an incredible
number of times...?!
Steven C. Barr
What are you talking about?????????? Cylinders had been moulded
20th century...didn't introduce "moulded" cylinders until 1908...?!
Steven C. Bar4r
According to Koenigsburg, production of moulded cylinders for public
sale started in January 1902, the first catalog was released March 1902
and the first newly recorded cylinder to not have been released in the
old method was 8004 which was released in June 1902.
The 4-minute black wax Amberol was introduced in 1908, and the celluloid
Blue Amberol was introduced in Oct 1912, at which point the production
of wax cylinders of 2 and 4 minute types ceased.
But there is another factor to consider. Edison had been using a
moulding process for cylinder masters since 1898. So it would have been
possible to record one master as early as that. That master would be
moulded to a metal negative which would be used to make wax dubbing or
pantograph masters that would be pantographed or dubbed to copies for
Mike Biel mbiel@xxxxxxxxx