Wired Radio (Sep, 1936)
This kind of thing is much cooler when Les Paul lives in your building.
Musical programs now transmitted over telephone lines.
FOR many years the possibility of using electric light or telephone lines for transmitting “radio” programs has been considered. In the rather old “wired wireless” effect, the voice and music were to be impressed upon the regular house – lighting circuits at radio frequencies, and were then to be changed to audio frequencies.
“Brain Music” Electrically Made (Feb, 1930)
I don’t think this is “Brain Music” so much as a pair of insane headphones made using people’s hands as drivers and paper as the diaphragm.
“Brain Music” Electrically Made
MUSIC heard clearly inside the brain although no sound waves were entering the stopped-up ears of the hearer, is a new achievement of the science of electro-acoustics demonstrated by Mr. Sergius P. Grace, assistant vice president of the Bell Telephone Laboratories.
NORELCO presents the world’s second finest* pickup cartridge (Jul, 1958)
A few things stand out in this ad:
- Norelco made adorable anthropomorphic record pickups that looked a bit like a svelte version of the Google Android robot.
- I’m not sure I’ve ever seen an ad advertising the fact that a product is second best, without telling you what the better one is.
- An address in the form of City, Something Else, State. Is odd. I wonder if this was because there was more than one city named Hickville in New York and before ZIP codes they needed a way to tell them apart.
NORELCO presents the world’s second finest* pickup cartridge
a new MAGNETO-DYNAMIC design by Philips of the Netherlands
*to find out which pickup cartridge is the finest and why the NORELCO is the second finest
Snapshots in Sound (Jul, 1958)
Nothing says “vacation” like lugging a fifteen pound tape recorder and pile of adapters around with you.
Snapshots in Sound
Relive your summer vacation with a record on tape
YOU’RE ALL PACKED and ready for that summer vacation you’ve planned for a whole year. You make a last-minute check. Got the bathing suits? Travelers checks? Suntan oil, guide book, maps, camera, film . . . ?
Didn’t you forget something? You took a camera, maybe even a movie camera, too, to make a permanent record of fun in the sun. But did you ever think of making a sound record of your vacation?