Making the Perfect Record: From Inscription to Impression in Early Magnetic Recording

Less-Reusable Options

At the time, piano wire was not the only medium that could be reused. Storage media such as wax cylinders allowed for rerecording. Although it was a time consuming, delicate process, the top layer of wax on most cylinders could be shaved, exposing more wax for additional inscriptions.

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