• Short Summary

    An early tape recording machine is demonstrated by recording a comic routine by Nino Ferrini and Tommy Fields.

  • Description

    Titles read: "The Sound Ribbon - Something new in sound records."

    Location of events unknown.

    Various shots show a new invention, the Sound Ribbon - forerunner of the modern audio tape - which is run through an early tape recorder. A thin, film-like ribbon is run through a machine where a diamond-studded cutter cuts minute indentations, picked up by a microphone. The recording can then be played back. A man works the machine from inside a van.

    Nino Rossini and Tommy Fields (brother of Gracie) who are currently appearing in the Prince of Wales Revue run through a comic routine outside the van, speaking into a microphone. The beginning of the routine is then played back to them from a loudspeaker on the van. The comedians listen and laugh.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1096.11
    Media URN:
    38225
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/04/1934
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:32:00 / 01:27:09:00
    Canister:
    PT 210

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