FIRST WAX RECORDING PHONOGRAPH
First wax recording phonograph, deposited at Smithsonian Inst.,
1881; opened Oct. 27, 1937.
Inventors: Chichester Bell, Alexander Graham Bell, Charles Sumner
Tainter. In photo: l. to r., Mrs. David Fairchild, Bells daughter;
Sec'y. Charles G. Abbot of Smithsonian: Alexander Graham Bell Grosvenor,
9, Bell's great grandson; Mrs. Gilbert Grosvenor. Photophone at left,
Graphophone in center.
Original Caption by Science Service
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