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Historical Society Looks At Edison And The Phonograph

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Thomas Alva Edison

Have you ever been curious about your iPod’s great-granddaddy?

On Tuesday, December 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Verona Community Center, the Verona Historical Society will host a program by Verona resident Al DeOld on Edison cylinder phonographs.

DeOld has been actively collecting for over fifty years and will discuss the following topic areas: Edison and inventing, Edison and advertising, types of Edison cylinder machines, and the development of cylinder records.

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There will be demonstrations of several of the types of Edison cylinder machines, displays of advertising and cylinders, and a time for questions from the group.

Immediately following the presentation the Society invites all to join them for a holiday party. For more information you can email the Society or call 973-857-1968. The Verona Historical Society will be at Fair in the Square tomorrow from noon to 5 p.m.

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