Kinetophone in Japan

David Hopkins hopkat
Sun Jan 17 16:02:22 EST 1999

That reference was in DonCrafton's The Talkies, page 57, I think. Seems very 
fishy that a Japanese entrepeneur in the 1910s would surprise Edison with a 
cash bomb for a turkey like the kinetophone. Edison's faulty memory?

Since nobody answered my query, can I assume that there is no evidence of 
any Japanese kinetophone product?

David Hopkins

I think the kinetophone recorded on cylinders, and I don't believe that 
format was ever produced in Japan, for music or anything. Only disks as far 
as I know.

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