First wax cylinder phonograph
In 1887, after working on incandescent lighting for a few years, Edison went back to phonographs, and using innovations that came from Alexander Graham Bell's Volta Lab, he was able to, for the first time, produce a phonograph that inscribed sound waves on a wax cylinder instead of a record made from tinfoil. This is that first wax cylinder phonograph.
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July 7, 2010 4:00 AM PDT
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