Graphophone – The First Dictation Device

Chichester Bell and Charles Tainter patented the Graphophone, a treadle-powered dictation device in 1885. Continue reading

Edison Invents the Phonograph

Thomas Alva Edison secured a U.S. patent on February 19, 1878 in Menlo Park, NJ, USA for the phonograph or speaking machine design which developed from an idea for a telegraph repeater. Continue reading

Invention of FIrst Sound Recording Device

Emile-Hortensius-Charles Cros, French poet and inventor designed the paleophone or type of phonograph on April 30, 1877. Continue reading

Mass Produced Double-Sided Recording Discs

In 1904, a manufacturing company called Odeon Company of Germany began mass-producing double-sided recording discs. Continue reading

Masaru Ibuka

Ibuka graduated from Waseda University in 1933, he then went to work at Photo-Chemical Laboratory, a company which processed movie film, and later served in the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II, being a member of the Imperial Navy Wartime Research Committee. Continue reading

Akio Morita

Akio Morita was born in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan. Morita's family was involved in sake, miso and soy sauce production in the village of Kosugaya (currently a part of Tokoname City) on the western coast of Chita Peninsula in Aichi Prefecture since 1665. Continue reading

The first tape recorder was the Blattnerphone

Blattnerphone was a Tape recorder developed by the German film producer Louis Blattner in 1929. Continue reading