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Collection Tier:
Tier 3

Sound Communication ➔ Phonograph, Edison Standard Phonograph

Identifier:
E2011.30.3
Description:
An Edison Standard Phonograph or record player for wax cylinder records, includes a brass horn.  This phonograph is historically significant because it is a working example of an important technological innovation that first brough recorded music into the homes of people around the world.

This particular phonograph has no known provenance.

Phonograph machines of this make, model, and date are common in museum and private collections around the world.  This piece is made more significant by the fact that it is in complete and working condition, and can be used with accompanying wax cylinders to allow users to hear what recorded music from the early twentieth century really sounded like.
Date:
circa 1904
Materials:
Wood, Metal
Dimensions:
9" h 12.5 | 5.5 | 7 | 2.5 | 2.5 | 2.5 | 2.5 | 2.5" w 8.5 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1" d; 4" h ; 14" h ; 4.5" h ; 4.5" h ; 4.5" h ; 4.5" h ; 4.5" h
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Museum Collection
Links:
http://cylinders.library.ucsb.edu/search.php?queryType=@attr 1=1016&query=rink&num=1&start=1&sortBy=&sortOrder=id
Exhibits/Programs
100 Years of Design (June 8 2016)
Museum School students selected artifacts from the collection, researched them, and then designed what they believe they will look like 100 years from now.

Science Tuesday: Science of Sound (January 2017)
Science Tuesdays is an ongoing educational experience, offering science programming based on changing themes each month. Science Tuesdays take place throughout the day on Tuesdays at the Museum and include a variety of activities and interactive displays.
Makers/Donors
Edison, Thomas A.

Amway Corporation
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