Extensive Disk recording Lathe Modifications: Fairchild Model 199 converted to stereo with Caruso feedback cutter head!

Back in 2015, we started a big lathe project, taking a beat-up Fairchild lathe from the 1930’s, fitting it with an RCA cutter head, and eventually going full-on with a stereophonic feedback cutter head, vacuum clamp-down platter and automatically variable pitch.

It went from an incompleteĀ and non-functional basement find to a professional disk mastering system within a year or so.

Read the full story on the Agnew Analog website: “Fairchild Model 199 Restoration and Modification“.

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