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Wire Sound Recorders used during WW II

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Are there any members out there who could shed some light on the uses of wire recorders used in the field ?
A friend of mine recently found a 'Webster Chicago' recorder and wants to know if they were used by the military.

Any information however trivial would be gladly received.

Cheers,
John S

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Thanks very much for that Charlie. The link is particularly useful ☺️

Cheers again, and all the best wishes,
John S

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Wire recorders are crazy! I found about them from an old DJ I was working with. 

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l1313&_nkw=wire+recorder&_sacat=0

I was going to expand my audio archive into wire, but it is just too much spreading for me. R/R tape is as far back as I could manage.

Here are the service instructions for a Webster 79/80. 

https://nvhrbiblio.nl/schema/Webster_80.pdf

 

 

Edited by Daniel D. Teoli Jr.

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