View Full Version : Edison was not the first!

tony draper
28th Mar 2008, 09:27
Sound recording predating Edison by 17 years,:uhoh:
Buggah pinched the lecky light bulb as well.

28th Mar 2008, 09:53
Ain't going to register just to read that article but presume it refers to the very early 'recording' that someone's found of some French song made on soot blackened paper.

Anyone else hear the lady on the 8.00 news this morning on BBC Radio 4? She is normally very professional but having heard a playback of the aforementioned recording she got the giggles and had to read out the next item, unfortunately the death of some author or other, whilst unsuccessfully trying to control her hysterical laughter.

Real Brian Johnson moment it was, quite perked one up on a gale swept rainy morning!

tony draper
28th Mar 2008, 10:20
Hmmm, register?,one did not have to do that,even downloaded the sound clip,one has to say twernt exactly HI FI.

28th Mar 2008, 10:49
I love Charlotte Green.:p

Beatriz Fontana
28th Mar 2008, 11:30
I love Ed Sturton. That's the magic of radio, though. You only get recruited for sounding good. Face for radio, and all that...!

28th Mar 2008, 11:31
Beeb Radio Five reprising Charlotte Green 'losing it' - so expect to hear it elsewhere too.

Loose rivets
28th Mar 2008, 12:14
One watched with baited breath as a mould for a record was shown on Antiques roadshow type prog. Of course, it was a negative image.

When it was decoded, one was astonished..."It's 3 O'Clock in the Morning, da de da da, da [email protected] Used to listen to that in the war. Broke the record when clearing out the building 30 years later. Pity that, put with the mould, it might have been valuable.

Edit...is that mold or mould. **** this library computer, no spell check.

tony draper
28th Mar 2008, 12:22
That would be "Mold" Mr Rivets,one knows this because Grandpa Munro was a Molder, mould is what grows on that French Cheese posh folks are fond of.
Cathederal City Cheddar man meself. http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a194/Deaddogbay/eating.gif

29th Mar 2008, 04:27
Did not invent "TV". That was done by an American called Filo Farnsworth. All Baird invented was a half-baked system that hardly worked and which has never been heard from since.

tony draper
29th Mar 2008, 08:52
There is also a Russia claim to have invented Television,I thought John Logie had just come up with a mechanical scan system as well until I watched a doc about him, he was a very very clever bloke,he demonstrated a wide screen high definition(1000 line) full colour telly in London in the early thirties,he was streets ahead of anybody,the Americans sent peeps across to try and track down his kit when they decided to go for colour television but most of the stuff had disappeared apart from a colour camera tube.
Did most of his work in a shed as well.

29th Mar 2008, 10:40
Report of the subject:-
and Charlotte's fit:-