The Edison Phonograph Museum of Mt. Pleasant

The Edison Phonograph Museum of Mt. Pleasant A Mount Pleasant Museum of the Edison Phonograph. These phonographs still working. The phonograph was invented in 1877 by Thomas Edison.

The phonograph, also called gramophone (from the Greek: γράμμα, gramma, "letter" and φωνή, phōnē, "voice") or record player, is a device introduced in 1877 for the recording and reproduction of sound recordings. The recordings played on such a device consist of waveforms that are engraved onto a rotating cylinder or disc. As the cylinder or disc rotates, a stylus or needle traces the waveforms and vibrates to reproduce the recorded sound waves. The phonograph was invented in 1877 by Thomas Edison. While other inventors had produced devices that could record sounds, Edison's phonograph was the first to be able to reproduce the recorded sound. His phonograph originally recorded sound onto a tinfoil sheet phonograph cylinder, and could both record and reproduce sounds. Alexander Graham Bell's Volta Laboratory made several improvements in the 1880s, including the use of wax-coated cardboard cylinders, and a cutting stylus that moved from side to side in a "zig zag" pattern across the record. At the turn of the 20th century, Emile Berliner initiated the transition from phonograph cylinders to gramophone records: flat, double-sided discs with a spiral groove running from the periphery to near the center. Other improvements were made throughout the years, including modifications to the turntable and its drive system, the needle and stylus, and the sound and equalization systems. The gramophone record was one of the dominant audio recording formats throughout much of the 20th century. From the mid-1980s, phonograph use declined sharply because of the rise of the Compact Disc and other digital recording formats. While no longer mass market items, modest numbers of phonographs and phonograph records continue to be produced in the second decade of the 21st century.

02/12/2019

pretty day in mount pleasant texas

01/11/2016

its my 45th birthday

05/22/2015

hi people

05/01/2015

i hope you guys enjoy this site

01/23/2015

i enjoy them

01/01/2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE

06/14/2014

The recording of music is amazing for over 100years old

back of the shop where is a ramp for handicapped
05/28/2014

back of the shop where is a ramp for handicapped

Front of the shop. this building was the Mount Pleasant library
05/28/2014

Front of the shop. this building was the Mount Pleasant library

05/27/2014

cool stuff

A picture of more records that I have
05/20/2014

A picture of more records that I have

a close up view
05/14/2014

a close up view

the label on the phonograph jute-box
05/10/2014

the label on the phonograph jute-box

Phonograph cabinet built with Edison cement, 1912. The clockwork portion of the phonograph is concealed in the base bene...
05/06/2014

Phonograph cabinet built with Edison cement, 1912. The clockwork portion of the phonograph is concealed in the base beneath the statue; the amplifying horn is the shell in behind the human figure.

Address

213 N Madison Ave
Mount Pleasant, TX
75455

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 15:00

Telephone

(903) 577-8183

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