Invention of the Phonograph



Several inventors devised machines to record sound prior to Thomas Edison's phonograph, Edison being the first to invent a device that could both record and reproduce sound.

Prototyped, 1877

Related People
Scientific American, Thomas Alva Edison demonstrated his new invention at the offices of Scientific American
Alexander Graham Bell, Alexander Graham Bell's Volta Laboratory made several improvements in the 1880s and introduced the graphophone

Related Sites