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Edison's Talking Doll: "On This Day in Phonographic History..."


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"On This Day in Phonographic History..."


July 2, 1889: Thomas A. Edison filed for a U.S. patent (eventually granted as No.423,039) for “Phonograph for Dolls or Other Toys.”


March 11, 1890: Thomas A. Edison was granted a U.S. patent (No.423,039) for “Phonograph for Dolls or Other Toys.” Fewer than 500 Edison Talking Dolls were sold in 1890.


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(Courtesy of Robin & Joan Rolfs)




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