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Posted by Jack Mingo on 2000/11/27 10:04:33 US/Eastern

Now this is pretty cool, if you have some unused cat food cans, lumber, coat hangers and aluminum foil hanging around the house. You can built your own replica of the first Edison phonograph:http://freeweb.pdq.net/headstrong/phono.htmEverybody knows his first recording, right?


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Re: Build Your Own Talking Machine
by Gus Heavy on 2000/11/27 10:09:42 US/Eastern

His first recording was Stairway to Heaven, right?

Here's another diagram. It's a reproduction of the Harper's Weekly newspaper that came out shortly after Edison announced his talking machine.

http://tinfoil.com/harpers.htm

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Re: Build Your Own Talking Machine
by Aron S-T on 2000/11/28 12:19:17 US/Eastern

The tension is killing me...the first recording was "Come here, Watson?"

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  • Re: Build Your Own Talking Machine
    by Jack Mingo on 2000/11/29 00:56:57 US/Eastern

    No, nor was it "What hath God wrought" (long-dstance telegraph). Nor even "qwertypoiuyt" (the first test internet e-mail message).

    It was "Mary Had a Little Lamb," recited by Mr. Edison himself. It was, he said, the only invention that actually worked right the very first time he tried it.


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Re: Build Your Own Talking Machine
by fathertyme5 on 2002/03/17 02:24:53 US/Eastern

if one has axcess to an old reproducer from an old phonograph it records & plays much better.

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Re: Build Your Own Talking Machine
by Marie on 2002/06/05 16:45:42 GMT-4

Help! I need to build a talking machine for a school project and the link on your website doesn't work...please e-mail me if you know another website or can give me the instructions posted on that website

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