FIRST WAX RECORDING PHONOGRAPH
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.
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