Gramophones and Phonographs

January 6, 2009

Thomas Edison invented the phonograph, a machine for recording and playing back sound in 1877. I found these great images of gramophones and phonographs along with Mr. Edison and one of his early phonograph machines.

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Thomas Edison with his cylinder phonograph machine 1878 (Image: Library of Congress)

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Edison Phonograph circa 1907 (Image: http://www.breker.com)

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Columbia cylinder roll phonograph (Image:www.laurelauction.com)

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Edison home phonograph (Image:Library of Congress)

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Another Edison phonograph (Image: Library of Congress)

Another beautiful Edison phonograph

Another beautiful Edison phonograph

Nipper the dog from painter Mark Henry Barraud's iconic image "His Master's Voice".  The phonograph is an Edison Bell cylinder phonograph

Nipper the dog from painter Mark Henry Barraud's iconic image "His Master's Voice". The phonograph is an Edison Bell cylinder phonograph

Columbia Phonograph (Image www.phonographs.com)

Columbia Phonograph (Image http://www.phonographs.com)

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Tin boxes with replacement needles for gramophones (Image: Corbis)

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