Edison Kinetophone (or Phonokinetoscope)

Made:
1894 in Orange county
maker:
William Kennedy Laurie Dickson
and
Thomas Alva Edison

Edison Kinetophone (or Phonokinetoscope); Kinetoscope with cylinder phonograph, an early attempt at creating a sound-film system; early motion picture exhibition device, designed for films to be viewed individually through an aperture on the top of the cabinet.

'Edison' Phonokinetoscope, also called Kinetoscope with cylinder phonograph, made by Thomas Alva Edison and William Kennedy Dickson in 1984.

This is an early attempt at creating a sound-film system. The films are viewed individually through an aperture on the top of the cabinet.

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Details

Category:
Cinematography
Object Number:
1930-486/1
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, metal (unknown), wood (unidentified)
type:
kinetoscope
status:
Permanent collection

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