Edison Phonograph

Edison Phonograph

Dunn AO 00-008: Cylinder Cabinet, front

Edison Phonograph Descriptions:


Dunn AO 00-008: Cylinder Cabinet.

Dunn AO 00-009: Edison Home Phonograph.

Dunn AO 00-010: Electro Vibratory Apparatus by Dr. L. C. Gains Company. This supposed cure for deafness was peddled by L. C. Grains, who took over the sale of the machine from a Dr. Guy Clifford Powell. Grains moved the operation from Peoria to Chicago, and according to the Journal AMA in 1913, was "taking money from the unfortunate deaf for a worthless 'cure.'" Read more...

We believe this is the machine used by Francis O'Neill to record the cylinders found in this collection. The cabinet was designed to hold the machine as well as cylinders in the drawers. You can visit the Library of Congress' American Memory page to learn more about the Edison Home Phonograph.

The Electro Vibratory Apparatus was also found with the Dunn Family Collection. The device supposedly cures deafness by placing vibrating plugs into the ears.

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