[78-L] WE disc cutting system, was Re: The cylinder is coming back

Robert M. Bratcher Jr. rbratcherjr at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 11 23:33:46 PDT 2011

How did the rubber line work (in the disc recorder) anyway? How was it used & 
what was it for?

From: Doug Pomeroy <audiofixer at verizon.net>
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Sent: Mon, April 11, 2011 8:01:36 PM
Subject: [78-L] WE disc cutting system, was Re: The cylinder is coming back

The one guy who probably could is Nick Bergh, located in
Burbank.  He knows as much about the WE cutting systems
as anyone, anywhere, and he himself owns much of the original
equipment.  But whether he has a gravity-driven cutter (which
is what Peer used), I doubt.

Note, Nick can be contacted at the upcoming ARSC conference,
where he's giving a talk.

Doug Pomeroy
Audio Restoration & Mastering Services
(718) 855-2650
audiofixer at verizon.net


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> Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2011 01:30:01 +0100
> From: Royal Pemberton <ampex354 at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [78-L] The cylinder is coming back
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> I mean, for example, what if someone could thus recreate the Victor  
> mobile
> recording unit Ralph Peer used to make the first Jimmie Rodgers and  
> Carter
> Family sides, and use it to record some of today's country or  
> bluegrass
> performers?
> On Tue, Apr 12, 2011 at 1:27 AM, Royal Pemberton  
> <ampex354 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I wonder if anyone's managed to collect all the componentry to  
>> rebuild and
>> restore a complete electric recording system from the 1920s, and  
>> put it to
>> use to make the odd retro record?


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