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Thomas Alva Edison turning the handle of the first phonograph

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Sounds in Store. The Tin That Talked. A cylinder covered with tin foil revolved when Thomas Alva Edison turned the handle of the phonograph and from the horn came the first words ever recorded. Original artwork from Look and Learn no. 701 (21 June 1975).

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