1929 Radio Broadcast Audio Featuring Thomas Edison Recovered

-By Warner Todd Huston

This is absolutely cool, a 1929 recording of a radio broadcast of Thomas Edison has been recovered from a recording made on a machine that no longer exists. (CLICK HERE to hear audio)

Audio experts had to recreate the early sound recording device based only on old photos and descriptions of the machine. Called the “pallophotophone,” the machine recorded onto movie film light emissions made from sound.

It is simply amazing to hear this recording, but even more amazing that it is so clear and precise. I was ready to hear scratchy, hard to understand muddle, but the sound is incredibly clear.

The whole interesting story can be seen at the timesunion.com

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