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Today, in 1978 Thomas Edison patents the phonograph

19 Feb 2021  Fri

The phonograph, a device used for mechanical recording and reproduction of sound. It was the most loved and common device used for recording music from the 1870s through the 1980s. The phonograph is also called a record player; it was also used for the reproduction of sound using the vibration of a stylus, or needle, following a groove on a rotating disc.

The phonograph was invented by Thomas Edison for which he was also awarded U.S patient for this invention on February 19, 1878. Thomas Edison had created many invasions, but his favourite was Phonograph. He inverted the Phonograph while working on improvements to the telegraph and the telephone, to figure out a way to record sound on tinfoil-coated cylinders.

In the year 1877, he created a new machine with two needles. One needle was used for recording and another needle was used for playback. When Edison spoke into the mouthpiece, the sound vibrations of his voice would be indented onto the cylinder by the recording needle.

The Phonograph had created a new world for the people. During World War I, the Edison Company had created a new model for the U.S army, because it meant a lot to the soldiers to have music to cheer them and remind them of home. The U.S government had purchased his model for $60.

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