This Edison GEM Phonograph repesents one of the earliest methods of sound recording
and reproducing. The sound is stored on a wax roll, on this model able to store 2
minutes of speech or music. This one is equipped with a reproducing head, but a
recording head can be used. It is driven by a spring/clockwork, all dating from the time
around 1900, it is one of the smallest and simplest phonographs. This phonograph has
been made full functional.
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