- a forerunner of the tape recorder that recorded sound on a steel wire by magnetizing the wire as it passed an electromagnet.
Origin of wire recorder
First recorded in 1940–45
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- an early type of magnetic recorder in which sounds were recorded on a thin steel wire magnetized by an electromagnetCompare tape recorder