"Rescuing Recorded Sound from Silence" describes how a bunch of Berkeley
physicists imaged (photographed) the grooves of LPs/78s and "played" them
with a virtual stylus.
Original URL: <http://sciencematters.berkeley.edu/archives/volume4/
Such a system should be able to image your broken pieces and then stitch
the images together for playback.
I don't know if this group would do that for you or if the Smithsonian has
taken delivery of such a system. Worth a look in any case.
On 5 Mar 2011 at 7:49, Lou Judson wrote:
> Aren't there ways to use computers to "play" the grooves if
> photographed into a computer? Don't throw away the pieces - when
> computers grow up they will be able to re-create that sound.
> On Mar 5, 2011, at 6:31 AM, Doug Pomeroy wrote:
> The disc I have was probably broken more than 50 years ago,
> and the pieces will NOT fit back together tightly. It's an
> important, unique recording (Art Tatum Trio) but I guess it is
> Doug Pomeroy
> POMEROY AUDIO
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