Science: All-Day Records

The U.S. postwar home will be thoroughly wired for sound. To the radio and phonograph, wartime inventors have promised to add wire recorders and tape recorders. Last week a new sound recorder turned up—a slow-motion phonograph that plays for hours & hours without changing records.

Its inventor is Hollywood's versatile Ulrich L. ("Doc") Di Ghilini, professional magician, exposer of spiritualistic fakes and amateur art collector (TIME, Oct. 14, 1940). After five years of experiments, in his garage and (after the neighbors complained) in a Beverly Hills furniture store, Di Ghilini developed a recording machine which embosses (presses) a sound groove in a...

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