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 electronics:

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 area

> 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.
> Thanks,
> Audra
> *********
> Audra V. Adomenas
> Director
> Film and Audio Archives
> Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture
> 6500 S. Pulaski
> Chicago, IL 60629