Smithsonian Researchers Play Alexander Graham Bell’s “Unplayable” Records

Alexander_Graham_BellAlexander Graham Bell is one of America’s most important scientists and inventors. Moved by the experiences of his mother and wife (both deaf), Bell heavily investigated the realm of sound and recording. He made several early recordings that, until now, were unplayable. Researchers at the Smithsonian have finally mastered the technology necessary to play these “unplayable records.”

Check out their research and listen to Bell’s actual voice in the article here.

3 thoughts on “Smithsonian Researchers Play Alexander Graham Bell’s “Unplayable” Records

  1. Virgil T. Morant

    Fascinating story. Your link to the Smithsonian page, by the way, appears to have the phrase mailto: at the beginning of it, so clicking it opens a new email. The email that opens then has an html link in the body, but some folk might be confused (I was confused myself, but I’m not very smart).

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