TALKIE, PHONOGRAPH, RADIO, ALL IN ONE (Feb, 1932)

TALKIE, PHONOGRAPH, RADIO, ALL IN ONE

A new “home talkie” device houses in one cabinet a projector for standard sixteen-millimeter film, a phonograph for the sound accompaniment or for ordinary records, and a radio receiver. Words or music accompanying the pictures are played by sixteen-inch disks, synchronized with the film. The hinged top of the cabinet contains the projecting screen.

3 comments
  1. nlpnt says: December 4, 20077:25 am

    Home video in 1932- very cool. I wonder if it would’ve caught on were it not for the fact that this was the very bottom of the Depression.

  2. Bob says: December 4, 200710:07 am

    Wow! Can you imagine someone making something like this today, only pocket size, and matbe with a phone and GPS builtin. :^)

  3. jayessell says: December 4, 200712:18 pm

    Bob
    Yeah, but someone would complain that it can’t be used as a motion picture camera!

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