Mass Productions recovers fire damaged audio reel

Mass Productions recovered this audio reel from 1965 that was an interview of a Manhattan Project scientist.     The reel appears to have been in a fire or exposed to extreme heat.

Not only was the tape warped, but it was extremely dry, and would break into pieces at the touch.

We re-hydrated the tape with a unique steam process, which softened the tape enough that we were able to recover most of the audio on this reel.

The tapes are part of the Stephane Groueff audio interviews, used for writing his book “The Manhattan Project, The Untold Story”.

The audio interviews are all now available online from our client, The Atomic Heritage Foundation.


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