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Edison Cylinder Record

Edison Gold Moulded Record Box

Edison Standard Cyliner Player

Cylinder Records

In 1877, Thomas Edsion found a way to record sound on a tin-foil cylinder. A few years later, Chichester A. Bell and Charles Sumner Tainter developed a wax cylinder. In 1887, Edison continued working on his phonograph using wax cyliders. The phonograph became a popular form of entertainment.

Create a timeline of the history of sound recording. How have sound recordings changed?

Listen to an example of an early recording at the Cyberbee Website.


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