A Guy Named Goo (aguynamedgoo) wrote in little_details,
A Guy Named Goo

Electronic Recording Devices in the Late 1920s

Okay, I am having a little problem with my Google-fu. So perhaps someone could help me a bit: I need to know if there was a kind of recording device in 1928 (in America. Boston, to be exact) that could have been used to record a private interview with someone and the recording still be able to be listened to today (I can say it was transferred to other formats over the years). I know the magnetic tape recorder wasn't invented until 1931, so would radio equipment have to be used to record this interview, or was there another method that could be used?

Basically, the person being interviewed is something of a medical and psychological oddity, and therefore a conversation with him was recorded for posterity, and part of the story takes place today, where some characters are listening to the recording. Any ideas of what could be used?
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