Originally constructed in 1908, Building 10 was dedicated to raw processing and engineering. Among one of it’s more important roles was to house the laboratories. Here tests and experiments would be conducted day in and day out, theories would be dreamt up, and discoveries would be made.
The testing done daily would range from home audio equipment to top-secret government projects, like satellites, for the armed forces. In the chemical laboratory, new vinyl formulas were constantly being perfected, honed, and tested to improve the disk record. In the same building, stood a sound proof room, one of many, specially dedicated to testing microphones and loudspeakers.
One of the most interesting features of the building was the massive pool in which particular tests could be conducted underwater to simulate the conditions in which the equipment would be used. Measuring in at a whopping 5 stories deep, it was used to test underwater microphones and sonar systems.
Building 10 was demolished in 1997.