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Author:  78recordpicker [ Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:34 am ]
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Hi. This was stuck to a 78. It is paper thin plastic

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Author:  alang [ Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:42 am ]
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These were recording blanks from the 30s or 40s. I also have a bunch of unused blanks as curiosity. Not sure about the Edison connection?

Andreas

Author:  CharliePhono [ Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:59 am ]
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It's a recording blank for an Edison Voicewriter dictation machine, I do believe.

Author:  estott [ Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:24 pm ]
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CharliePhono wrote:
It's a recording blank for an Edison Voicewriter dictation machine, I do believe.



These are late - 1960's. Mcgraw-Edison had a complicated history and many mergers: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McGraw-Edison

Author:  MikeB [ Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:31 pm ]
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There's this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZplS5z-Zc2w

Author:  Lucius1958 [ Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:54 pm ]
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Yes; I remember we had one of those Voicewriters hanging around in our house: it may have belonged to my maternal grandfather. I fiddled around trying to play it, without much success.

Bill

Author:  78recordpicker [ Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:02 pm ]
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Thanks all, makes sense.

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