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Thomas Edison is credited with inventing the phonograph, completing his first model on August 12, 1877. Edison's creation was inspired by his work on improvements to the telephone and telegraph.

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The phonograph, invented by Thomas Edison in 1877, was intended as a recording device to complement the telephone. After working with the telegraph, another Edison invention, he noted that the messages could be written d...

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The phonograph changed society in much the same way that the first musical notation or the invention of the metronome changed the way musical tempo was measured and written; it provided a mechanical means of spreading mu...

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Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor whose most important contributions were the electric light bulb and phonograph. He held a world record number of invention patents —1093.

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The very first machine that could play back music was the phonograph, which was created by Thomas Edison, but it went through several changes before it was able to play the flat recorded disks that became known as record...

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The phonograph, invented by Thomas Edison in 1877, was intended as a recording device to complement the telephone. After working with the telegraph, another Edison invention, he noted that the messages could be written d...

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Thomas Alva Edison, who lived from 1847 to 1931, was one of the most important and prolific inventors in American and world history. Perhaps his chief accomplishment was the invention of the electric light bulb in 1879. ...

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