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Tinfoil Phonograph, 1878

1878

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford

In 1877, Thomas Edison invented the phonograph, a machine for recording and playing back sound that was based on earlier work with telegraphs and telephones. This phonograph, which recorded recitation or music onto strips of tin foil, was manufactured for Edison by Sigmund Bergmann, a former employee. This "Concert" sized phonograph was meant for demonstrations of the astonishing new possibilities of recorded sound.

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  • Title: Tinfoil Phonograph, 1878
  • Date Created: 1878
  • Subject Keywords: Cylinder phonographs (Phonographs)
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: http://collections.thehenryford.org/Collection.aspx?objectKey=76722
  • Object Name: Cylinder phonograph (Phonograph)
  • Object ID: 29.2002.73
  • Image ID: THF1075
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.
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