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The Pickering Pickup inventor Dies Aged 99

Norman Pickering
Norman Pickering
The man who revolutionised the sound quality of playback of records, Norman Pickering, has died aged 99-years-old, it has been confirmed.

Norman invented an improved pickup system in 1945, which was the first modern phonograph cartridge and often referred to as 'the Pickering Cartridge' - a device used for the playback of records on a turntable or phonograph. Dramatically improving audio quality as a direct result of this device's implementation.

Norman Pickering was also a keen musician and played the French Horn. He initially wanted to be a violinist but a sports-related injury to his hand prevented him from continuing with this particular instrument.

His wife had confirmed that he had died from cancer, according to the New York times.

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By Michael Storey

Posted on 30 Nov 2015 15:53 to category : Instruments News

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