Talk:Jack Mullin

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unclear points[edit]

  1. How did Mullin get ahold of the German tape recording equipment? Was it an accident or was he assigned to investigate?
  2. Did he really have to disassemble the units to ship them to the US?
  3. What role did he play in the developemnt of videotape?

-- Austin Murphy 18:55, 25 July 2007 (UTC)

Mullin the looter[edit]

It seems like Mullin is being celebrated for being a clever thief. Falange (talk) 20:29, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

Yes, correct. Binksternet (talk) 21:56, 7 April 2008 (UTC)
It says on the laugh track article at Wikipedia,
"In 1946, Jack Mullin had brought back a Magnetophon magnetic tape recorder from Radio Frankfurt, along with 50 reels of tape. It was one of the magnetic tape recorders that BASF and AEG had built in Germany starting in 1935. The 6.5mm ferric-oxide-coated tape could record 20 minutes per reel of high-quality sound, and Alexander M. Poniatoff then ordered his Ampex company, which he founded in 1944, to manufacture an improved version of the Magnetophon for use in radio production.[1] With the introduction of this method of recording, it became possible to add sounds to a show in post-production and Bing Crosby adopted the technology to pre-record his radio show to both avoid having to do it live as well as performing it again for West Coast audiences."