The Webster Chicago wire recorder (1)

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Date of production: unknown, ca. 1949

This set of pictures shows the Webster Chicago wire recorder (model 80-1) and related accessories, including a microphone, a collection of reels from different sources, and a case.

 

This photograph was taken by Nikita Braguinski at the Media Studies department, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, in April 2018. The unit shown here is part of the department's collection of historical devices, the Media Archaeological Fundus (accession no. 032). The use of the device is demonstrated in the accompanying video.

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