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Smithsonian National Museum of American History picture list

Smithsonian National Museum of American History picture list

Pictures from the Smithsonian National Museum of American History

  1. Acoustic Devices
    • Edison tin foil phonograph 1879
    • Tainter graphophone 1886
    • Columbia graphophone 1897
    • Berliner gramophone 1888
    • Tainter lateral-cut disc 1881
  2. Electrical Devices
    • Transistor tape recorder in brown case - ca. 1960
    • Steelman portable transistor tape recorder - ca. 1960
    • Wireway wire recorder ca. 1950
    • Eico tuner AM-FM ca. 1950
    • Fortin electrical pick-up 1912
    • Fi-Cord tape recorder ca. 1960
    • Mikiphone pocket phonograph 1917
    • Decca phonograph ca. 1930
    • Clarkson tonearm ca. 1960
    • Pilotuner component tuner ca. 1947
    • VOA and NBC microphones ca. 1950
    • Sony compact disc player ca. 1982
    • Fisher turntable 1938
    • Fisher receiver 1938
  3. Exhibits
    • Dictaphone 1907
    • Perfected Graphophone 1898
    • Soundmirror tape recorder 1948
    • High Fidelity components 1960
    • Mutoscope 1900
    • AMI jukebox 1946
    • Orthacoustic record 1930
    • Morse telegraph 1846
    • Jacquard punch cards 1804
  4. Tainter Patents to 1886
    • Patent 235,496 granted 1880/12/14 - Photophone
    • Patent 235,497 granted 1880/12/14 - Selenium cells
    • Patent 235,590 granted 1880/12/14 - Selenium cells
    • Patent 341,212 granted 1886/05/04 - the air-jet recorder
    • Patent 341,214 granted 1886/05/04 - the basic graphophone patent
  5. Tainter Patents 1886-1887
    • Patent 341,287 granted 1886/05/04 - magnetic recording on iron record
    • Patent 341,288 granted 1886/05/04 -improved cylinder holder
    • Patent 374,133 granted 1887/11/29 - helically-wound cylinder
    • Patent 375,579 granted 1887/12/27 - treadle graphophone
  6. Tainter Patents 1888-1890
    • Patent 380,535 granted 1888/04/03 - improved graphophone
    • Patent 385,886 granted 1888/07/10 - disk graphophone
    • Patent 385,887 granted 1888/07/10 - disk-shaped tablet
    • Patent 421,450 granted 1890/02/18 - ozocerite coating for tablets
    • Patent 428,646 granted 1890/05/27 - machine to make cylinders
  7. Tainter Patents 1890-1901
    • Patent 506,348 granted 1893/10/10 - Coin controlled graphophone
    • Patent 670,442 granted 1901/03/26 - Graphophone record duplicating machine
    • Patent 730,986 granted 1901/06/16 - motor-controlled disc graphophone
  8. Tainter Home Notes - March 28, 1881 - wax engraving
  9. Tainter Home Notes - April 3, 1881 - photophone
  10. Tainter Home Notes - May 8-27, 1881 - Disc engraving
  11. Tainter Papers - Portraits
  12. Tainter Papers - Magazine Illustrations
  13. Warshaw Collection of ads


- 1999 by Steven E. Schoenherr. All rights reserved.
The photos on these pages are used with permission of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. They may not be reproduced or distributed without written permission of the NMAH.

digital photos taken June 21, 1999 by Schoenherr | Return to Recording Technology History Notes | this page revised July 12, 1999
 
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