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1940 - Elmer O. Thompson who invented equipment for transcribing old phonograph cylinder records without damage, demonstrating his invention

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E&MP 93.016

Phonograph

September 26, 1940

Antiquated cylinder phonograph records are rejuvenated by modern reproduction methods.

Elmer O. Thompson, engineer of Philco Corpn., inventor of a machine to transcribe the old cylinders without damaging them, is shown with equipment.

At right is an old Edison phonograph on which the cylinders were played nearly 40 years ago.


Negative Number 3109


Original Caption by Science Service
© Philco Corporation w/Library of Congress.

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1940 - equipment for transcribing old phonograph cylinder records without damage



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