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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Iron Pencil Revisited

At last an image of the infamous Iron Pencil at work! Check out my previous post for details on the workings and patent drawings for this contraption!

Iron Pencil Session

Blog reader Gunnar Andreassen pointed out a whole new world of images on Getty Images, and while browsing these, I stumbled over the image of a sound re-recording session at the Disney studio, for the wonderful short film "Toot, Whistle, Plunk & Boom," dated September 1st, 1953!

Note how the gentleman in the center (maybe Jim MacDonald) points with his "iron pencil" which in turn gets the lights on the rail at the top to point at the same spot on the scores of the other gents, the mixers, who turn their dials according to their instructions--the spots are clearly visible on their scores!

[Addition:] More!
Iron Pencil Session
Iron Pencil Session



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