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Edison's new & improved phonograph...

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December 31, 1887

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Dec. 31, 1887 (at a reduced price)

* Inventor Thomas Edison
* Phonograph invention (front page prints)
* Historic issue

Taking almost half the front page is a 6 by 9 3/8 inch illustration captioned: "The New Talking Machine, Edison's Wonderful Phonograph" This is a nice close-up of Thomas Edison's new and improved phonograph. Above this is another illustration captioned: "Phonograph with Multiple Earpiece." showing several gentlemen listening to the phonograph.
The front page article is headed: "The New Phonograph" which discusses the various uses and applications of Edison's latest invention. Inside has more text & an illus: "The First Phonograph", and one showing the "Phonographic Record Magnified" (see).
Sixteen pages, several old tears were crudely taped, small pin holes at the blank spine margin, a bit irregular at the spine.

Category: Post-Civil War