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Accordion Patented

May 23, 1829

Cyrill Demian is granted the patent for a new instrument, the accordion, which Demian describes as “automatically coupled chords.” The popularity of the accordion will quickly grow throughout continental Europe, following the polka craze of the 1840s, and eventually achieve … Continue reading

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Edison Patents Phonograph

February 19, 1878

Thomas Alva Edison was awarded U.S. Patent No. 200,521 for the phonograph, the first device to both record sound and play it back. The phonograph was a result of his work on two other devices, the telephone and the telegraph. … Continue reading

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