I would like a picture as well. I will check in storage.
On Mon, Oct 19, 2015 at 5:06 PM, Steven Smolian <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hi, Mr. Greene
> Can you send me a photo directly?
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> Steve Smolian
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> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Odd-sized wire recording
> Hello all,
> A colleague has come to me for advice on preserving a "one-off" wire
> recording. We have no information about content and no contextual clues as
> to what is recorded on it. The spool is about 3" across, and it has a
> narrow mounting spindle of maybe 3/8". I've tried including a picture, but
> the listserv software rejects it.
> It's been suggested to us that it may come from a Navy Brush Magnetone
> Soundmirror BK-303 VRW-4 Magnetic Wire Recorder. Neither our internal lab,
> nor any of our usual contractors have a machine to play back this
> recording. Apparently the hub and guide arrangements preclude threading it
> on another recorder, and feeding it onto another spool risks twists and
> Does anyone on the list know anyone who can playback this spool?
> Steve Greene
> Audiovisual Archivist
> Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
> National Archives and Records Administration
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