The Phonograph Christina Grott Before the Phonograph The Phonautograph (1856) Edouard-Leon-Scott 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!