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Unique Catalogue reference number

Accession list letter and number

Status of this record and
date of last change of status

Instrument name

Manufacturer

Model

Date and 
place of manufacture

Intended for use in

Original Power source

Power source now

Instrument status

Short description

Technology used

Media played

Owner

Rarity (guess at working examples worldwide)

Date acquired

How acquired

Current location in Museum

Phonograph

12

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Draft

2024-04-21

Phonograph

Edison

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1887

?

Private home

Wound spring

Wound spring

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Sound recorder / player, the forerunner of the gramophone, using a cylinder where a gramophone has a flat disk. The sound wave is recorded vertically in the groove, not horizontally as in a gramophone. A phonograph was capable of making recordings, which a gramophone cannot.

Needle in groove on revolving cylinder activates diaphragm whose sound is amplified by the horn.

Proprietory cylinders, pre-recorded or customer's own recordings.

City of London Phonograph and Gramophone Society ( CLPGS )

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