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Thomas Edison granted patent for Gramophone (1878)

Thomas Edison granted patent for Gramophone (1878)

The technology that made the modern music business possible came into existence in the New Jersey laboratory where Thomas Edison created the first device to both record sound and play it back. He was awarded U.S. Patent for his invention, the phonograph, on February 19th 1878.

Activity Ideas:

  • Play The Inventing Game using our activity – here
  • Have a go at the gramophone section of our monthly activity book – here
  • Watch this YouTube video on the Gramophone – here
  • Enjoy some Gramophone music from the roaring 20s – here