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Today’s Birthday: EMILE BERLINER (1851) an inventor (first flat disk recording)


English: Emile Berliner, with the model of the...

English: Emile Berliner, with the model of the first phonograph machine which he invented. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Emile Berliner (1851)

After apprenticing as a printer in Germany, Berliner immigrated to the US and became interested in the new audio technologies of his day. He patented a series of improvements to Alexander Graham Bell’s recently invented telephone before turning his attention to the phonograph. In 1888, he introduced the first flat disc recording, a marked improvement over Thomas Edison’s recording cylinders for the phonograph and a precursor of the modern record. What were some of Berliner’s other inventions? More… Discuss