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Wax cylinder gramophone: 19th century

Columbia Phonograph Company

Wax cylinder gramophone: 19th century
4 0 c m
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

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'Graphophone' wax cylinder gramophone. This 'Graphophone' gramophone used a soft wax cylinder. It was the first gramophone to put music rather than dictation on cylinders and it helped to establish the gramophone as a primarily source of entertainment.

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1899 AD - 1901 AD
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