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Google in your friend ...

http://retrodundee.blogspot.co.uk/2011/03/railway-recording-booths-1960s.html

http://www.dinosaursandrobots.com/2008/11/mutoscope-voice-o-graph-coin-operated.html

http://wcardoneproductions.com/blog/2013/the-voice-o-graph-recording-booths-of-the-1940s/

http://www.dhrecordings.com/dhr_malls.html

http://www.skooldays.com/categories/arcade/ag1271.htm

etc., etc.

On 17/09/2014, Lorna Fulton <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hi, I'm new to this list, so forgive me if this question has been answered
> before!
> I'm based in the UK and doing a project recording contemporary musicians on
> a 78 presto lathe- one mic, one take, one cut. We're then building this
> into
> a contemporary archive. The majority of the musicians are those who play
> traditionally inspired music (recently recorded Sheesham & Lotus & son
> (Toronto)  and the lost brothers (Ireland)).
> We're looking to further develop the project by building a traditional
> recording booth- of the voice o graph type- the ones which used to be
> around
> in the 40s-60s, which would then travel around cities, placed where the old
> recording booths used to be, where the public could record a record, and
> there would be a range of performances from musicians we have worked with.
>
> I've already been in touch with the British Library and the British Sound
> Archive looking for  any archival/historical information on these recording
> booths, but they have been unable to find anything, so referred me to this
> list. I know Jack White has a voice o graph in his studio, but aside from
> that, am finding it very hard to find out anything about their history- if
> anyone could help, that would be brilliant!
> Thank you!
> Lorna Fulton
> e: [log in to unmask]
> t: + 44 (0) 7771 692971
>