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FIRST WAX RECORDING PHONOGRAPH

E&MP 93.010

Phonograph

October 1937

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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

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



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