Cylinder Phonograph: Edison Home Model A
Edison, U.S.A., 1903
Ten years after his 1877 invention of the first phonograph, Edison established the Edison Phonograph Company. After making many improvements, it produced spring-powered phonographs in great numbers.
These phonographs, equipped with trumpet-type horns and called “suitcase” phonographs, were made for general household use and used cylinder-type records that could hold recordings lasting about two minutes. The phonograph was housed in an oak case with a dome lid which was removed to allow attachment of a horn for playing recordings.