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History Detectives | Psychophone | PBS

Duration: 16:10
Program: History Detectives #701
Broadcast Date: Jun. 22, 2009

A couple in Cincinnati has acquired a peculiar phonograph. It's labeled "PsychoPhone" and includes four, grooved wax cylinders. As early as the 1870s, Thomas Edison and other scientific minds explored psychic phenomena like mediums. Did Edison invent this machine to unlock the secrets of the dead? Host Gwendolyn Wright travels to the Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park in New Jersey to find out.

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Post Date: April 25, 2011