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Object Name Record, Phonograph
Object Number 1878.1.1
Collection Rutherford B. Hayes
Description cylindrical frame wrapped in what appears to be a foil-type material
Date 1878
Dimensions H-5.118 Dia-1.496 inches
Material wood; metal
Provenance the card (transferred to the archives on 03/04/1986 to RBH papers, misc. files, folder #9) which accompanied record reads: "The Telephone Company of New York, 32 Tribune Building, P.O. Box 5539, New York." Written in the President's handwriting at top of card: "The tin foil containing the legend on opposite side of this card." The opposite side of the card reads: "Rutherford B. Hayes, President of the United States of America, please accept this specimen of the phonograph with the compliments of the New York Telephone Company. New York, March 13, 1878 Presented by Mr. Croffut of the New York Daily Graphic."
People Croffut, W.
Edison, Thomas
Search Terms New York Telephone Company
Mr. W. Croffut
phonograph
foil
Daily New York Graphic
Thomas Edison