[78-L] Record collecting

Don Cox doncox at enterprise.net
Sun Dec 30 01:28:57 PST 2012

On 29/12/2012, Kristjan Saag wrote:

> On 2012-12-29 19:24, Mike Harkin wrote:
>> Imagine if you like  a 7-inch G&T of the Sermon on the Mount, 
> recorded live!

It is surprising that acoustic recording was not invented much earlier.

The Romans or Greeks could have recorded through a horn onto a wax disc,
and used lost-wax casting to make a replica in bronze.

The tricky bit, for them, would be getting a constant speed. A
falling-weight drive, with the weight falling through oil or honey,
might work.

Don Cox
doncox at enterprise.net

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