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BLANK.gif BLANK.gif This will take you to information about GE and Peirce recordigns This will take you to information about Webster- Chicago recordings You are here, you will find information about wire recordings in this section

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Wires
The home wire recorder appeared in U.S. stores about 1947. The recordings they made were saved onto at least half-a-dozen formats until about 1952 when this system lost its marketing struggle with tape. Although recorders disappeared from retail shelves, supplies of blank wire were available as a specialty item for a number of years afterwards. The much smaller Minofon system lingered through the 1960s.

Right now I can play back the products of two systems, those in the Webster-Chicago family and that of GE/Peirce.

This is a photo of a Webster reel and package box This is a photo of a GE Reel
Webster Reel                     GE Reel


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