Bettini, Gianni

SUBJECT AREA: Recording
[br]
b. 1860 Novara, Italy
d. 27 February 1938 San Remo, Italy
[br]
Italian developer of equipment for recording, duplicating and reproducing phonograph cylinders.
[br]
He was a nobleman and an Italian cavalry lieutenant and went to the USA, where he married Daisy Abbott (of Stamford, Connecticut). From 1888 he made amateur recordings of a wide circle of artistic acquaintances and improved the recording diaphragm attachment by the development of a "spider" (a mechanical link that attacks the diaphragm in several points on its surface, rather than in the centre only). From 1892, through the Bettini Phonograph Laboratories, he published recordings of operatic artists and selections, and this led to the development of improved duplicating techniques by the so-called pantographic method. In 1901 he sold his US company and moved to Paris, although he continued to publish both cylinders and discs. In 1908 Bettini made a venture into cinematography, without success.
[br]
Bibliography
US patent no. 409,003 (the "spider" device). US patent no. 488,381 (duplication).
Further Reading
O.Read and W.L.Welch, 1959, From Tin Foil to Stereo, Indianapolis: Howard W.Sams, pp. 69–78.
GB-N

Biographical history of technology. - Taylor & Francis e-Librar. . 2005.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Gianni Bugno — au prologue du Tour de …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Gianni Bettini — Gianni Bettini, né en 1860 à Novare et mort en 1938 à San Remo, est un inventeur italien qui s est intéressé au développement du phonographe et dont les découvertes ont permis de réaliser des progrès importants dans le domaine de la technique de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Gianni Bettini — (1860, Novara, Italy 1938) was an early audiophile. He made a number of high end phonographs that are highly sought after today. He invented a playback device which improves the sound quality of recordings; The Micro reproducer. There were many… …   Wikipedia

  • Bettini — is a surname of Italian origin. The name refers to: *Antonio Bettini (1396–1487), Italian clergyman and writer *Domenico Bettini (b. 1644, d. unknown), (1644–), Italian painter of the Baroque era *Gianni Bettini (1860–1938), Italian American… …   Wikipedia

  • Bettini — ist der Name folgender Personen: Antonio Bettini (1396–1487), italienischer Kleriker Domenico Bettini (1644–?), italienischer Maler Gianni Bettini (1860–1938), italienisch amerikanischer Erfinder des Phonographen Lorenzo Bettini (1931–2008),… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bettini —  Cette page d’homonymie répertorie des personnes partageant un même patronyme italien. Bettini est un nom de famille d origine italienne notamment porté par : Antonio Bettini, (1396 1487), homme du clergé et écrivain italien du… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Paolo Bettini — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Bettini. Paolo Bettini …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Rainbow Greens — ( Verdi Arcobaleno ) was a green Italian political party.It was founded in 1989 by splinters of Proletarian Democracy (Mario Capanna, Virginio Bettini, Gianni Tamino, Edo Ronchi and Paolo Gentiloni) and some leading Radicals (Maria Adelaide… …   Wikipedia

  • Recording — See also: INDEX BY SUBJECT AREA [br] Berliner, Emile Bettini, Gianni Black, Harold Stephen Blumlein, Alan Dower Cros, Hortensius Emile Charles De Forest, Lee Dolby, Ray M …   Biographical history of technology

  • Liste der Weltranglistenersten im Straßenradsport der Männer — Erik Zabel war zwischen 2001 und 2004 insgesamt 107 Wochen Führender der Weltrangliste …   Deutsch Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.