The Phonograph and Tape Recorder

by Kealyn Thaut, Abbie O'Neil, & Averie Bolton

Introduction

  • Basis: television/radio/music
  • Recording and reproducing sound
  • Imagine no duplicates

Phonograph

  • 1877; Thomas Edison invented phonograph
  • Needles - what makes it work
  • Principle of recording and recreating sound
  • "Mary had a little lamb" - first recording
  • 1878; Edison Speaking Phonograph Company
  • Soldiers were able to take music with them
  • 1917; US Army created specific phonograph for them
  • Other uses

Tape Recorder

  • Magnetic sound recording
  • 1890's; Valdemar Poulsen
  • 1907; Detective Dictograph
  • 1940's; Portable Wire Recorders
  • 1950-60's; Cheaper Portable
  • 2010's; Hot TeK Advanced Nano Digital Audio

Conclusion

  • Evolved digitally
  • Portable
  • Today's voice memo