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The mighty record comes back around

• arclein

1887: Thomas Edison invents the wax cylinder phonograph based on his research with the telephone and telegraph, capturing sound through horns and then inscribing the vibrations from that sound onto material. That process is then reversed when people wanted to hear what was recorded. 1910s: Phonographs are a smash hit. Annual global record sales reach at least 50 mi


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