History of Wire Recorders


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Essay #: 054439
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History of Wire Recorders
This paper describes the history of wire recorders. The paper begins by looking at the early Telegraphone patented by Danish inventor Valdemar Poulsen. From there, the paper looks at the work done by enterprising European companies in the 1930s and also delves into the path-breaking work of Marvin Camras and Semi J. Begun in the United States during the 1940s. With that out of the way, the paper will look at the zenith of the wire recorder’s commercial popularity in the late 1940s and its ultimately losing struggle with the tape recorder; the notorious Magnecorder model SD-1 wire recorder will be discussed specifically. Lastly, the paper will note how the wire recorder shot upwards from a commercial standpoint in...
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