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images antique record players - Google Search There was one similiar to this left at the farmhouse at Concord. It had one record on it, "step it up and go," and we played it over and over and over...running to turn the handle on the side as we heard the record voice running down....so much fun! about 1943-4
*THOMAS EDISON ~ 1887, Thomas Edison invented a coin-operated phonograph that would play music from a wax cylinder (about the size of an empty toilet paper tube). Also in 1887, Emile Berliner invented a flat recording disc (about the thickness of a china plate) that played music between 75 + 80 revolutions per minute.