I am the Edison phonograph
An advertisement for the Edison phonograph
An advertisement for the Edison phonograph. The recording is believed to have been made in 1888 with Len Spencer speaking. This recording comes from an Edison two-minute wax special advertising record issued in 1906, which was provided to dealers as a demonstration record for Edison cylinder machines. The recording begins with the words "I am the Edison phonograph."
Holder: Public Domain.
Credit: The recordings are available for listening in the Vincent Voice Library, Michigan State University, and on the Web.
Copy Restriction: MATRIX offers public access to its collections as a contribution to education and scholarship. Some materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) and/or by the copyright or neighboring-rights laws of other nations as well as other restrictions. Transmission or reproduction of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. MATRIX (firstname.lastname@example.org) does not own rights to these materials and welcomes communication from copyright owners.