The phonograph, also known as the gramophone or record player, is a device that is used to play back recorded sound. It was invented by Thomas Edison in 1877 and represented a breakthrough in the recording and reproduction of sound.
Edison's original phonograph used a stylus attached to a diaphragm to record sound waves onto a rotating cylinder covered with tinfoil. The playback process involved the stylus tracing the indentations on the cylinder, which caused the diaphragm to vibrate and reproduce the recorded sound.
The early phonographs were not very practical for home use due to the fragility of the recording material and the fact that the cylinders could only be played a few times before wearing out. In 1887, Emile Berliner invented the flat disc record, which was made of more durable materials and could be easily replicated through a process of pressing.
The development of the disc more...
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