: This record was made by Thomas Edison to be played on the phonograph, which he invented. The record is held in a cardboard cylinder that stands 4.6 inches (11.7 cm) high and is 2.44 inches (6.2 cm) in diameter. Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) was born in Milan, Ohio. He gained fame as an inventor, registering a total of 1,093 patents for such innovations as the incandescent light bulb, the phonograph, and the moving picture camera. View on Ohio Memory.
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: Science and Technology; Inventions; Inventors; Phonograph; Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931 Places
: Milan (Ohio); Erie County (Ohio)