AND IIJS INVENTIONS.
'^4-*<- - -ii"C.
•^ '^ \ «,
The Edison and Faber "Talking Machikes"—Phonograph Full¥
Explained—Its Fi0Ei,rrY ih Re-producing Sound—
What We May Exfect F&om It.
No invention in the world's histar)' has engendered more curi¬ osity than the Phonograph, And yet of all, it may be considerecj among the most simple as well as singular. Efforts were made long ago to produce a " talking machine," but they were attended with no great degree of success. The organs of speech were well imitated by excellent mechanisms ami vibrations were pro¬ duced which gave out a sound similar to the human voice, but it was after all only a species of the pipe organ, and too compli¬ cated and expensive to be of any pracdcal value. By an entirely different principle, in which the vibrations of the voice are com¬ municated at once upon a metalic surface, becoming thereby