Record players were first introduced back in the late 19th century, in order record and reproduce sounds, and while these machines are no longer used very much today, the technology lives on and remains quite the clever invention. The same man that invented the light bulb, Thomas Edison, is also the inventor of the first phonograph (record player). Edison’s machine recorded sound onto a tinfoil sheet phonograph cylinder. Since then the phonograph evolved to play round plate-like discs using grooves that are engraved into its surface.
Today, while records are no longer the preferred method of reproducing sound, as they have been replaced by much higher quality, more reliable digital forms of reproduction, there are still hobbyist and antique collectors who love to listen to their music on the old-fashioned record.
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