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THE EDISON STANDARD PHONOGRAPH, 1900's

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THE EDISON STANDARD PHONOGRAPH, 1900's

The first commercially produced playing machine. It worked by vibrating the stylus up and down whilst moving across the cylinder (Hill and Dale method).

Prices dropped from $150 in 1891 to $20 in 1899.

Cylinders were 50 cents each.

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  • the phonograph is an interesting object because it is the predecessor of almost every media. invented in 1877 by thomas edison,it was the first commercially use recorder that saw wide use in the 1880s and 1890s. earlier phonograph use cylinder . it was amazing and cutting-edge back then but it down side is that it is extremely unreliable as it recording time is maxium 1 minute and the tin used to make it is easily broken . in 1906, they introduced gramophone disc despite it has been invented in 1887
    .......... nguyen dang quang, vietnam, 20th of May 2015

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