Record your own voice or music- and then play it back!
Be a Part of the Change!
Made by Thomas 'Wizard of Menlo Park' Edison, the phonograph is great for families, musicians, and any company! Listen to your favorite music and comedies, relax with the family, and take part in this great American change for only $25 with your very own music machine!
Home Model A Phonograph (ca. 1904)
Take the phonograph home where you can listen to your very own recordings!
Dictation Using Cylinder Phonograph
This could be you!
Wolverine Orchestra 1924
Take the sounds of the orchestra to your very own home!
How does this magic music machine work?
- Thin metal diaphragm
- Tin foil
What to do:
- Talk or play music into the funnel. The noise will travel down the funnel, causing both the funnel and the needle to vibrate. The vibration from the needle carves the tinfoil into its own special pattern.
- Reverse the process. Move the tin foil the opposite way. This will cause the needle and the funnel to vibrate, recreating and replaying your voice!
Listen to Thomas Edison's first recording on the phonograph!
Go to your local parlor, train station, concert hall, penny arcade, or sing-a-long and listen to the famous phonograph yourself!
don't pass up this great opportunity to be part of history
Buy the phonograph today for only twenty dollars!