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Re: [Rollei] OT: Re: What did you do in the war? (long)
- Subject: Re: [Rollei] OT: Re: What did you do in the war? (long)
- From: Don Williams <dwilli10 >
- Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 17:35:35 -0700
- References: <BAEEE470.9181%egoldste >
At 04:51 PM 5/19/2003 -0700, you wrote:
> Avery Fisher, the founder of the company who made these is
>the man the concert hall in N.Y. is named after.
> I have some Fisher tube stuff dating from the original
>company. Like Marantz, Fisher sold out to interests which
>very substantially lowered the quality of the products.
> As we know from Rollei trade marks have value established
>from association with an initially premium quality product.
>Later use often does not live up to the original. Fisher,
>Marantz, MacIntosh, even JBL, were all more or less cottage
>industries when "HI-FI" started.
>Los Angeles, CA, USA
As long as we are so off-topic, does anyone know who invented the paper
Answer: Norman Ricker, at Western Electric, before he came to the Physics
Staff at the University of Oklahoma. He used stiff drafting paper, and his
basic design is still used today. He did it because the music which was
being piped to the labs at Western Electric had no high tones, and he
wanted something better.
On another related, but still off-topic subject, some recent email
exchanges (within the past couple of years I think) seem to indicate that
Shure and Telex are family business in the more-or-less traditional sense
of the word. [Telex makes those headsets you see the coaching staff wear
at the NFL games, some with a Motorola Logo, now some with a Sprint logo.]
La Jolla, CA