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New Article: The Dickson Experimental Sound Film

June 13, 2014 Posted by: Bruce Spadaccini, Museum Technician

The Dickson Film Sound Recording--DigiTucked away in a metal canister in the Music Room when it was re-discovered in 1960, the wax cylinder holding the earliest recorded film soundtrack was already in a fragile state, featuring a large crack running from end-to-end. A new article over at Designing Sound featuring TENHP museum curator Jerry Fabris and film preservationist Ken Weissman at the Library of Congress explains the process of repairing and transferring the recording on the damaged cylinder. 

Article, Sound Recording, Preservation

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Building 11 reconstructed in the laboratory courtyard.

Thomas Edison National Historical Park has one of the most traveled buildings in the Park Service. Building #11 was shipped to the Henry Ford museum in Dearborn, MI in 1940 at the request of Henry Ford. No longer needed, it was shipped back to the park in 2003. - In all, it traveled 1200 miles.