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Webster-Chicago Model 80 Wire Recorder, circa 1947

1946/1948

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

During the prosperous years following World War II, sound recording was a creative, experimental field. Wire recorders used magnetized steel wire to record and play back sounds--music, dictation, and so on. Magnetic wire and magnetic tape were both in use during the 1940s and 50s. Webster-Chicago was a leading manufacturer of both wire recorders and reel-to-reel tape recorders.

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  • Title: Webster-Chicago Model 80 Wire Recorder, circa 1947
  • Date Created: 1946/1948
  • Subject Keywords: Wire recorders, Audio equipment
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: http://collections.thehenryford.org/Collection.aspx?objectKey=42924
  • Object Name: Wire recorder
  • Object ID: 74.101.1
  • Image ID: THF153072
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Joseph Brooks

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