Using a reproduction of Edison’s original phonograph, visitors will enjoy working with Edison Ford Curators and Site Historians Brent Newman, Matt Andres, Jim Niccum and Guest Curator, John Kurdyla to reproduce sound.
Thomas Edison with his “tin foil” phonograph model, 1878
In 2014, the Edison & Ford Winter Estates was given a working prototype of the first Edison phonograph, which was crafted by machinist, Bill Miller. The device records sound on metal foil which can be played back to show how the vibrations and the sound are recorded and music is created.
The audience will be invited to take part in this hands-on science demonstration and learn about the many types of phonographs which are in the Edison Ford Museum collection.
Seating is limited; reservations are requested by calling 239-334-7419. Groups of 15 or more may book a demonstration on selected dates and times.
Cost: Edison Ford Members FREE; non-members included with admission to the Lab and Museum.