Very good advice, Tom. And from the little I know, there are differing
formats that are not compatible with each other.
Happy New Year to all.
On Dec 31, 2014 7:11 AM, "Tom Fine" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Using an old wire machine is the WORST way to playback or transfer wires.
> If you value what's on the wires, do not subject them to an antique
> machine's transport, and if you want to hear them don't subject them to 50+
> year old heads and electronics.
> I recommend you contact Art Shifrin, who has a custom-made wire-playback
> machine using modern heads, a gentle custom transport and modern
> Here is a video of Art's machine in action, with a bit of flavor of Art
> himself. Lew Green, the host, is the son or grandson of the famous Green
> Brothers marimba/banjo band.
> Art's e-mail:
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> -- Tom Fine
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Audra Adomenas" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 4:37 AM
> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Looking for a wire recorder in Chicago or Chicagoland
> Dear ARSC colleagues,
>> The Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture in Chicago is looking for a
>> wire recorder. Do you, at any of your institutions in Chicago or the
>> Chicagoland area, own one?
>> The museum is working on digitizing materials from a Chicago ethnic radio
>> show, and 6 of the earliest recordings from this collection are on
>> recording wire. We would like to be able to play these 6 recordings on an
>> operational wire recorder.
>> Audra V. Adomenas
>> Film and Audio Archives
>> Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture
>> 6500 S. Pulaski
>> Chicago, IL 60629