Loading

Edison Standard Phonograph

Edison's National Phonograph Company (1896 - 1910)1898

Museum for Communication Nuremberg, Museum Foundation Post and Telecommunication

Museum for Communication Nuremberg, Museum Foundation Post and Telecommunication
Nürnberg, Germany

The cylinder is the recording medium of the phonograph, the first "talking machine" in the world, invented by Thomas A. Edison in 1877. A number of technical improvements were introduced in 1887. The vertical recording of the sound track was no longer embossed in tin foil, but instead in a wax layer. The cylinder can therefore be spoken into and played back multiple times. The talking machine was particularly popular as a dictation device. In the music industry, the wax cylinder and phonograph were unable to compete with records and gramophones.

Show lessRead more
  • Title: Edison Standard Phonograph
  • Creator: Edison's National Phonograph Company (1896 - 1910)
  • Date Created: 1898
  • Location Created: USA
  • Rights: © Museumsstiftung Post und Telekommunikation
  • Material: Metalle, Holz, Wachs
  • Inventor: Thomas Alva Edison (1847 - 1931)

Recommended

Home
Explore
Nearby
Profile