Edison gave this sketch to his top machinist, John Kruesi. Included on the sketch, dated August 12, 1877, is a note from Edison - "Kruesi, Make This."


  • Title: Sketch of Edison's first phonograph
  • Creator: General Electric Company
  • Date Created: 1877/1877
  • Location: Menlo Park, New Jersey
  • Physical Dimensions: 8 x 10
  • Original Language: English
  • Subject Keywords: Sound, Thomas Edison, Invention, Sketches, Phonograph
  • Type: Photograph
  • Publisher: General Electric Company
  • Rights: This digital image may be used for educational uses. Please cite as miSci- Museum of Innovation & Science. Prior written permission is required for any other use of the images from miSci.

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