On 08/06/2012, Michael Biel wrote:
> From: Roger Kulp <[log in to unmask]>
>> Who was the first to use metal parts,and when? Roger
> I'm not sure what you mean. Metal parts for stamping discs goes back
> to Berliner. Do you mean who first used metal parts to dub off of?
> That also goes back to Berliner or at least the early years of Victor
> and Gramophone & Typewriter.
And the technology of electroplating an original to make a metal copy
goes back to the 19C. A wood engraving that was to be used
for a large edition could be electroplated, and a metal printing plate
made, which would last longer. It is a form of stereotype (but stereos
made from type were not electroplated).
An example is the illustrations for "Alice in Wonderland".
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