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Series 16. Acoustic Tile, 1899, 1925-1929
2.5 linear feet
RPA 00852-00855 (boxes 35-38)
No online presentation of the items in Series 16 is available.
This series contains correspondence and other materials regarding Berliner’s invention of acoustic tile.
The series is arranged in alphabetical order with unidentified letters filed at the end. Folders of news clippings from 1927 regarding the invention follow the correspondence.
Correspondence
BOX-FOLDER 35/1 American Piano Supply Co., 1926
BOX-FOLDER 35/2 American Wire Fabrics Corp., 1926-1928
BOX-FOLDER 35/3 Miscellaneous A, 1925-1929
BOX-FOLDER 35/4 Ballou, Frank M., 1927, 1929
BOX-FOLDER 35/5 Bates Valve Bag Co., 1927-1928
BOX-FOLDER 35/6 Bell Telephone Laboratories, 1925, 1927
BOX-FOLDER 35/7 Berliner, Joseph, 1927-1928
BOX-FOLDER 35/8 Berry, F. E., Jr., 1925, 1927
BOX-FOLDER 35/9 Miscellaneous B, 1926-1929
BOX-FOLDER 35/10 Casein Manufacturing Group, 1926, 1928-1929
BOX-FOLDER 35/11 Cohn, Milton, 1928
BOX-FOLDER 35/12 Commissioners of the District of Columbia, 1925, 1927
BOX-FOLDER 35/13 Miscellaneous C, 1925-1929
BOX-FOLDER 35/14 Miscellaneous D, 1925-1928
BOX-FOLDER 35/15 Miscellaneous E, 1925-1929
BOX-FOLDER 36/1 F.S. & G.L. Brown Machine Co., 1926-1927
BOX-FOLDER 36/2 Miscellaneous F, 1925-1928
BOX-FOLDER 36/3 Commissioners of the District of Columbia, 1927
BOX-FOLDER 36/4 Miscellaneous G, 1925-1928
BOX-FOLDER 36/5-7 Heilprin, W. A., 1926-1927
BOX-FOLDER 36/8 Miscellaneous H, 1926-1929
BOX-FOLDER 36/9 Miscellaneous I, 1927-1928
BOX-FOLDER 36/10 John R. Livezey Co., 1927-1928
BOX-FOLDER 36/11 Journal of the American Institute of Architects, 1925-1926
BOX-FOLDER 36/12 Miscellaneous J, 1926-1929
BOX-FOLDER 37/1 Miscellaneous K, 1926-1929
BOX-FOLDER 37/2 Ludlow, Israel, 1926
BOX-FOLDER 37/3 Miscellaneous L, 1926-1928
BOX-FOLDER 37/4 Methodist Episcopal Church South, 1926, 1928
BOX-FOLDER 37/5 Miscellaneous M, 1925-1929
BOX-FOLDER 37/6 National Association for Music in Hospitals, Inc., 1926-1927
BOX-FOLDER 37/7 Miscellaneous N-O, 1927-1929
BOX-FOLDER 37/8 Peck, Stowe and Wilcox Co. (Pexto), 1927
BOX-FOLDER 37/9 Miscellaneous P, 1926-1928
BOX-FOLDER 37/10 Miscellaneous R, 1926-1929
BOX-FOLDER 37/11 Smoot, 1927
BOX-FOLDER 37/12 Sun Book and Job Printing Office, Frank Vinton, 1927-1929
BOX-FOLDER 37/13 Miscellaneous S, 1926-1929
BOX-FOLDER 37/14 Miscellaneous T, 1925-1928
BOX-FOLDER 38/1 Miscellaneous U-W, 1925-1929
BOX-FOLDER 38/2 Wolfe & Littlehales, 1925-1927
BOX-FOLDER 38/3 Miscellaneous Y-Z, 1899, 1927-1929
BOX-FOLDER 38/4 Unidentified, 1927
Clippings, 1927 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 38/5 February–March, 1927
BOX-FOLDER 38/6 April 1927
BOX-FOLDER 38/7 May 1927
BOX-FOLDER 38/8 June 1927
BOX-FOLDER 38/9 July–August, 1927
BOX-FOLDER 38/10 undated
BOX-FOLDER 38/11 Miscellaneous clippings, undated
Series 17. Berliner Family Home Movie, 1903 or 1904
1 film reel of 1 (12 feet) :
Item available online.
Due to the non-standard frame size of the original nitrate material, the footage was "passed through" the printer four times in order to print all segments of the picture to a 16 mm. viewing print. For the online Berliner exhibit, the 16mm print was transferred to Betacam SP videotape to produce the master for digitization. Short jumps in continuity in the digital version indicate that small parts of the original film are missing.

Like many other motion pictures of the time, the original film was probably shot with a variable speed camera. Therefore, in the video mastering process, the playback speed was adjusted to present the appearance of natural motion to the greatest degree possible.

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