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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 Excerpt: ...of mixing them with those that are untranscribed. Do not "guess" at words. If there is any doubt about a name, a word, or a figure, stop and move the reproducer back to repeat the uncertain portion. In order to get the best results the reproducers and records must be kept clean. The camel's-hair biush provided for this purpose is the best to dust away the particles of waste and dust that collect on the cylinders when they are exposed. 148. The making of records is a very simple matter if you pay close IIoc to attention to the fundamental principles. The blank cylinders must be 3/ViAr shaved smooth, and this can best be accomplished by shaving very lightly Correetions and going over the surface a second time. Remove the least possible amount of wax at each shaving. The scratching noise is almost invaria Correetions bly caused by attempting to take off too much at one shaving. The faster the machine is being run when the record is being made, the louder will be the record. One hundred revolutions per minute is perhaps best for ordinary matter. Speak in your regular tone of voice, being careful to enunciate clearly and distinctly. Particular attention must be given to the sounds of "s" and "th," and to the enunciation of the final "t's," "d's," and "ed's." By listening intently to one of the records you have made you will note many defects, which may be avoided in the next cylinders you make. On ordinary matter you can regulate the speed of your machine at from seventy-five to one hundred and forty words per minute on matter dictated at one hundred words. Impression Copies. IIoxc to 149. In many offices the old-style letter copying book is still in use. Get Good Impression copies are taken in it in th...
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