Don Cox wrote:
> Acoustic recordings were often made with more than one horn. I haven't
> been able to find a picture of this, or to find out how the sounds were
Gennett. Do a Google image search for Gennett Studios and you will find
pictures of Gennett's double-horn studios. They had two horns set out at
about a 45 degree angle from each other, the one on the right much
larger in diameter than the one on the left.
In one picture (which can be seen at
William Jennings Bryan can be seen recording his "Cross of Gold" speech
into the smaller horn, while a tiny orchestra is playing an
accompaniment into the larger horn.
I'm very puzzled about the absence of the James/Shaw picture in The
Fabulous Phonograph...I could have sworn that it was in that book, but
now two people say it is not in their editions. Hm.