Mike, did Decca use World's studio at 711 5th Avenue, the original NBC network studios?
Also, I former Columbia engineer Frank Laico told me that when he worked for World Broadcasting
during WWII era, they were definitely cutting vertical disks, at 711 5th Avenue.
-- Tom Fine
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From: "Michael Biel" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2011 1:52 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Turnover and rolloff curves for correct playback of 78 rpm records!
> On 3/9/2011 1:32 PM, George Brock-Nannestad wrote:
>> From: Patent Tactics, George Brock-Nannestad
>> Hi Mike,
>> your last statement
>>> Decca was using the Western Electric Wide Range Vertical Recording
>>> system during the 1943-48 era.
>> points to something I have suspected, however I have no source to confirm it.
>> Do you have somewhere I could look? Best wishes, George
> Doug Pomeroy mentioned a few months ago that the Decca safeties he used for some reissue project
> were WE Wide Range Verticals. It makes sense because Decca owned World at that time, and it is
> said they bought them to get access to that process. The leading W in the matrix numbers in the
> Deccas from the 40s indicated the use of a World studio. What scares me is that it is possible
> that many of these were destroyed in the Universal warehouse fire, but is is probable that many
> are included in the recent donation to LC.
> Mike Biel [log in to unmask]