Wire Recordings

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Wire Recordings[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

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.