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Edison Tinfoil Phonograph, by Edison?, USA, c. 1877?

Inventory Number: 56613
Object Type:
Persons: Thomas Alva Edison (Maker)
Date Created: c. 1877
Place Created: USA North America
Accession Number: 1937-16
Brief Description: A Phonograph that uses a sheet of tinfoil on a cylinder to record and then playback sounds, designed by Edison while developing his telephone transmitter.
Collection Group:
Material(s): copper alloy
Iron
enamel
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
240 256 605 mm

Narratives

File Basement gallery information - sound (application/pdf) with multimedia irn 55544

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