The Phonograph
Christina Grott
Before the Phonograph
The Phonautograph (1856)
Charles Cros (1877)
Thomas Edison
American Inventor
Thomas Edison created many inventions, but his
favorite was the phonograph!
How it Works
Phonograph recording on tinfoil.
Early Phonograph
“Mary Had a Little Lamb”
Edison’s Music Room 1890-93
Two-minute wax cylinders
& Mass Production!
The Gramophone (1894)
Emile Berliner
Early Recording
“Liberty March” by
Edison Concert Band,
recorded in 1897 with
a 13 horn system.
Impact on Today!
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