Saturday, February 03, 2007

For those of you who were skeptical that a vertically mounted turntable disc and pickup arm was practical in 1930, as I was, here is a description of the device produced by the Victor Company in 1930: "Sound-on-disc came into being in 1929-1930. Not to be outdone Victor quickly produced his first sound projector employing a vertical turntable with a floating pendulum tone-arm, mounted on a rocker support. The pickup maintained a vertical position in the groove clear across the record. It performed beautifully."
Jay Chichon