The talking machine: an illustrated compendium, 1877-1929

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Schiffer Pub., Jul 1, 2005 - Antiques & Collectibles - 280 pages
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Antique talking machines are among todays hottest collectibles. Names like Edison and Victrola call to mind an era of polished wood, brightly-painted morning glory horns, and fascinating machinery. This revised and expanded second edition of The Talking Machine contains over 525 color photographs showing an incredible variety models, and including over 30 never before published photos. The authoritative text and up-to-date values complement the wealth of visuals, making this book a veritable library of information in one volume! Topping off this award-winning combination is a music CD featuring some of the rarest and most historically important recordings of all time. Hear the voice of explorer Ernest Shackleton describe his perilous expedition to the South Pole. Listen to a dramatic recreation of the San Francisco earthquake recorded mere months after the actual event. Enjoy two different recordings of the voice of the great inventor Thomas A. Edison.

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Picture the small "Madame Hendron" doll of 1922 with six celluloid cylinders of nursery rhymes that it played, the compact "Dixiephone," or the large horned mechanisms with cranks in beautiful oak ... Read full review

Contents

Thinkers and Inventors
9
Stagnation and Innovation
16
The Talking Machine Value Code Key 266
72
Copyright

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