Silent Telautographs Write Directions to Radio Artists (Jul, 1931)
Silent Telautographs Write Directions to Radio Artists
TO ELIMINATE all interfering noises in the National Broadcast Studios, engineers are installing noiseless telautographs which write out directions to performers, thus doing away with the old method of waving the hands to give signals from the control room. The telautograph is placed near the microphone, directly before the eyes of the performers, so that directions can be read without the least difficulty. Although quite a bit of the former human element is thus eliminated, the program goes along smoother, and no stray noises find their way to the mike.
The photograph at the left shows a performing artist receiving orders from the operator in the control room over the telautograph—an extremely convenient arrangement.