Creepy Edison Dolls Speak Again With New Technology

Did you know Thomas Edison’s phonograph company manufactured a line of talking dolls in 1890? Probably not, since the dolls were a complete flop — production only lasted six weeks.

But in terms of historical significance, the wax cylinders that stored those voices represent the first entertainment records ever produced. However, collectors have been loath to play those phonographs for fear they would damage the historically significant artifacts.

But thanks to new technology, Edison’s

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