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-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Stamler" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, October 09, 2012 3:23 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Early electrical disk recording
> On 10/9/2012 8:42 AM, David Lewis wrote:
>> Dr. B wrote:
>> In late 1922
>> Hewitt had a visit from Charles Hoxie who was doing sound-on-film
>> recording for GE and WGY, and loaned Hewitt some of the equipment.
>> Parts of this system was later the basis of the Brunswick Light Ray
>> Recording process which is not such a mystery as Dave Lewis seems to
>> Well, good. Perhaps you can point me to a study on the light ray
>> technology. I'm interested in it, but never encountered much on it save
>> record collector's scuttlebutt.
> Hoxie's two relevant patents are 1,456,595 and 1,637,903. You can get them from
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