Wire Recordings

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Wire Recordings

History

Magnetic recording proved viable and available in 1898 through the wire recording inventions of Valdemar Poulsen [1] Up until about 1955 wire recordings were used for instantaneous, dictation, and field recordings. The wire is wound on metal on metal or plastic spools.
Wire (audio recording) format

Technical Details

Wire recordings are made of stainless steel wire. Some, from the mid-1920s, are on 6mm "wire tape."
Wire recording spool

Wire is stable, but it is an obsolete format. The wire format's primary problem is mechanical; for instance, it easily tangles or breaks.

Conservation Practices

Conservation Products & Supplies

Equipment

References

This article uses material from the Wikipedia article Valdemar Poulsen which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

  1. [1]Wikipedia.