Recording data to a strand of wire?

From: Kevin McQuiggin <>
Date: Tue Jan 13 19:53:04 1998

Wire recorders predated tape recorders. They were in use from the early
1930s, as I recall.

An excellent person to contact on this subject is Jonathan Winter of the
Bellingham (WA) Antique Radio Museum. You can reach him at, tell him Kevin sent you! He has some examples of
wire recorders in his collection.

Also see his site on the web, its at


At 03:51 PM 98/01/13 -0800, you wrote:
>I was talking to this guy I met at a flea market and he said he has a
>storage device that writes data to a spool of wire. Can someone elaborate
>on this?
>Sam Alternate e-mail:
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