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1960 - new and versatile recording system is demonstrated by its inventor, Dr. William E. Glenn

IMAGE IS PLAYED BACK

CD 1967073 E&MP119.001

Recordings

January 12, 1960

A new and versatile recording system is demonstrated by its inventor, Dr. William E. Glenn of the General Electric Research Laboratory.

In the top photograph, the thermoplastic recorder operated by Glenn, is transforming a television signal into a series of minute wrinkle patterns in a plastic coated, transparent tape.

In the bottom photograph, the thermoplastic record is used to project an image. By means of a special optical system, as light passes through the wrinkle patterns, the original image is "played back." 


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General Electric



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