An Archaeology of Edison's Metal Box

September 2012
Victorian Review;Fall2012, Vol. 38 Issue 2, p39
Academic Journal
The article discusses the carbon telephone (which was renamed the telescribe in 1914) created by the inventor Thomas Edison during the late 1870s. Edison's article "The Phonograph and Its Future" in the May 18, 1878 issue of periodical "Scientific American," in which he highlights the carbon telephone's ability to record sound, is discussed. Edison's perspective on the role that the carbon telephone would play in communication, including in relation to the phonograph, is also discussed.


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