Historical information

A Gramophone / Phonogram is a device for the mechanical recording and reproduction of sound. The phonograph was invented in 1877 by Thomas Edison. in USA and Alexander Graham Bell's Volta Laboratory made several improvements in the 1880s and introduced the graphophone,
This Edison was donated to CMHs by the family of John Box 1841-1913


This gramophone belonged to John Box 1841-1913 an early settler in the area of Henry Dendy's Special Survey Brighton 1841

Physical description

A wooden cabinet with a lift up lid enclosing a turntable , record , trumpet and handle . This cabinet stands on another storage cabinet with shelf and door

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