Patent Drawing for E. Berliner’s Gramophone, 11/08/1887
While this drawing shows one of Emile Berliner’s early cylinder-style Gramophones (a format first patented by Thomas Edison), he would go on to develop the well known disc format record that would eventually replace cylinder recordings.
Party Like It’s 1889
The first coin operated phonograph (an early version of the jukebox) appeared in the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco on November 23, 1889. We’d love to know what sorts of tunes played on the wax cylinder for a nickel.
Drawing of a Coin Actuated Attachment for Phonographs by L. Glass and W. S. Arnold, 05/27/1890