The First Words Ever Recorded

24 Jan 2015

Before Thomas Edison invented the phonograph in 1877, it was impossible to capture sound for later playback.  You’d think that Edison might consider this when he made the first-ever recording for his new machine.

Nope.  Edison was a practical person and just needed to prove that his new invention would work.

Although that original recording is lost forever, here he is explaining what words he used on that historic occasion.

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