Carl Lindström A.G.1911

NEMO Science Museum

NEMO Science Museum
Amsterdam, Netherlands

To make a recording a wax roll is slid onto the parlograph. The parlograph then converts the sound vibrations to scratches on this roll. This wax roll can then be played again, reproducing the sound. This was mainly used in offices to dictate letters, which could then be typed out.


  • Title: Parlograph
  • Creator: Carl Lindström A.G.
  • Date Created: 1911
  • Physical Dimensions: 39.5 x 36 x 44 cm (h x w x d)
  • Original Language: English
  • Type: object
  • Rights: NEMO Science Museum
  • Medium: wood, metal, wax

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