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1958 - Edison with his wax-cylinder phonograph, April 1878


CD 2478027 E&MP11.014

Edison, Thomas A.

November 1958

Much of Edison's most important work was done while he was very young. Here he is shown with an early form of the wax-cylinder phonograph, April 1878.

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The photo was taken when Edison appeared before the National Academy of Science meeting held in the Smithsonian Institution, April 1878.  

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