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left to right: Mrs. David Fairchild, Bell's daughter; Secretary Charles G. Abbot of Smithsonian; Alexander Graham Bell Grosvenor, Bell's great grandson; Mrs. Gilbert Grosvenor. Photophone at left, Gramophone in center

FIRST WAX RECORDING PHONOGRAPH

E&MP 93.007

Phonograph

no date

First wax recording phonograph, deposited at Smithsonian Institution, 1881.

Inventors: Chichester Bell, Alexander Graham Bell and Charles Sumner Tainter.

In photo, left to right: Mrs. David Fairchild, Bell's daughter; Secretary Charles G. Abbot of Smithsonian; Alexander Graham Bell Grosvenor, Bell's great grandson; Mrs. Gilbert Grosvenor. Photophone at left, Gramophone in center.


Original Caption by Science Service

[reference 1925-1949 Office of the Secretary - Smithsonian Institution]



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