• Creator
  • Unknown
  • Created Date
  • 1879
  • Description
  • Historic Images of the Smithsonian. Phonograph was previously identified as the Edison Foil Phonograph of 1878 but was corrected by staff of the Thomas Edison Papers in 2014. For additional information, see http://edison.rutgers.edu/tinfoilphono.htm. Edison Parlor Phonograph of 1879, number 1586. This is a smaller size machine of the tinfoil type, developed to reach a broader audience. Gift of Alexander Graham Bell, who had purchased it and us... more
    Historic Images of the Smithsonian. Phonograph was previously identified as the Edison Foil Phonograph of 1878 but was corrected by staff of the Thomas Edison Papers in 2014. For additional information, see http://edison.rutgers.edu/tinfoilphono.htm. Edison Parlor Phonograph of 1879, number 1586. This is a smaller size machine of the tinfoil type, developed to reach a broader audience. Gift of Alexander Graham Bell, who had purchased it and used it for experiments for some years before he donated it to the Smithsonian in 1898. Bell was a member of the Smithsonian Board of Regents. Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 41, Folder 1. Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu. less
  • Format
  • Color: Black and White
    Size: 10w x 8h
    Type of Image: Object
    Medium: Photographic print