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phonograph

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  • n  machine in which rotating records cause a stylus to vibrate and the vibrations are amplified acoustically or electronically

  • News got about last week that Thomas Alva Edison had invented a phonograph record that will play 40 minutes.
  • Pointing to the manner in which phonograph makers adapted their products to the radio, he says: "The pre-radio phonograph is absolutely dead.
  • Warfield was a disquaire, a man who played the phonograph, and he took a witch doctor's grave delight in his work.
News & Articles

  • We'd Still Be Using Phonographs Today If They Could Play Beer Bottles
    To promote its new record label, Beck's took inspiration from Thomas Edison's phonograph—a precursor to the record player that used wax cylinders instead of vinyl discs—to create what it's claiming is the world's first playable beer bottle . And since Guinness is still battling with U2 over music rights, they just might be right. Read more...        
    June 11, 2013 - Gizmodo
  • Austin DJ spins records on century-old phonograph
    Amelia "Foxtrot" Raley isn't a typical Austin DJ. She has no laptop, speakers or need for an electrical outlet. Instead, Raley lugs two 1900s-era phonographs and a crate of vintage records to her gigs and literally cranks out the nostalgic tunes of yesteryear.
    June 9, 2013 - Abilene Reporter-News
  • 10 Things to do this weekend
    REVISIT. Sift through old-time phonographs and music players at the 38th annual PHONOGRAPH AND MUSIC BOX SHOW.
    June 6, 2013 - Crain's Chicago Business
Quotes

  • Gloria Estefan in Washington Post
    Phonograph records were out of the question,Estefan says, "so my grandmother would send my mother one record every time she sent a care package."
  • Brian Dawkins in CNN International
    I made the analogy a little while ago that we're like an old phonograph record that gets to a certain point and it skips and skips and skips,Dawkins said, one of six holdover Eagles who predates the Reid/Donovan McNabb era, which began in...
  • Thomas Edison in Detroit Free Press
    Edison, who was very hard of hearing, responds, "You want to know what my intentions are? I assure you they are always honorable. Now what was the question again? Oh, my favorite invention. I think that would be the phonograph. It brought so much...

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