Notebook Series -- Notebooks by Other Experimenters -- Kinetophone and Kinetoscope Experiments -- A. M. Kennedy Books :: N-14-01-12 (1914)
This notebook was used by Absalom M. Kennedy during January-August 1914 as a daily log of experimental work on the kinetophone. Included are descriptions of tests with recording horns and various recorders, as well as notes on film cement, synchronizers, shutters, and varied lighting. There are also entries regarding the arrangement of sets, building new scenery, and setting up a dark room. In addition, there are accounts of demonstrations for Charles and Mina Edison and other individuals, along with descriptions of meetings with other laboratory employees doing work on motion picture development. Several experiments in this book are described in more detail in N-14-01-01.3. Some entries are related to work documented in Notebooks by Edison and Other Experimenters -- Recorder and Recording Experiments -- A. M. Kennedy Books. The notes indicate that Kennedy received instructions, comments, and suggestions from Edison and that he was reporting to Miller Reese Hutchison. Harry W. Doyle, L. E. Hammond, Victor Hurter, D. McRae, Henry A. Taylor, and experimenters named Brodigan, Buchwald, Johnson, and Tuthill assisted Kennedy, while William O. Lyman and George J. Werner were involved in similar recording work. The front cover is labeled "Daily Record of Work from Jan. 12, 1914. to Aug 5 - 1914." The pages are unnumbered. Approximately 100 pages have been used.