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gramophone recording

Measurements:
overall: 11 1/4 in; x 28.575 cm
Object Name:
disc record
sound recording
Place made:
United States: New Jersey, Newark
Date made:
1888
Credit Line:
Gift of Emile Berliner
ID Number:
ME.271729
Catalog number:
271729
Accession number:
53352
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Gramophone

Measurements:
overall: 7 in; x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
phonorecord
ID Number:
ME.206060.03
Catalog number:
206060.03
Accession number:
36816
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sound recording

Physical Description:
wax (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 6 in x 1 1/4 in; 15.24 cm x 3.175 cm
Object Name:
Phonorecord
sound recording
Place Made:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Date made:
circa 1880s-1890s
Credit Line:
Gift of Alexander Graham Bell
ID Number:
ME.287791
Catalog number:
287791
Accession number:
57694
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Tin Foil Recording

Maker:
Edison, Thomas Alva  Search this
Physical Description:
foil (overall material)
Measurements:
tinfoil: 9 1/8 in x 4 3/4 in; x 23.1775 cm x 12.065 cm
Object Name:
Phonorecord
Edison tin foil phonograph record
Date made:
1878
Credit Line:
Gift of William J. Rhees
ID Number:
ME.213496
Accession number:
38617
Catalog number:
213496
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Phonograph, Edison Home

Measurements:
overall (phono): 10 1/4 in x 18 in x 9 in; 26.035 cm x 45.72 cm x 22.86 cm
cabinet: 35 1/4 in x 15 in x 19 1/2 in; 89.535 cm x 38.1 cm x 49.53 cm
case: 12 in x 18 in x 9 in; 30.48 cm x 45.72 cm x 22.86 cm
stand (catalog card): 50 in; 127 cm
cabinet: 35 in x 19 1/2 in x 15 in; 88.9 cm x 49.53 cm x 38.1 cm
lid: 5 1/2 in x 7 13/16 in x 17 in; 13.97 cm x 19.812 cm x 43.18 cm
Object Name:
phonograph
Date made:
ca 1898
Credit Line:
Leonard G. Shoemaker
ID Number:
ME.328433
Catalog number:
328433
Accession number:
272518
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Gramophone

Measurements:
turntable - from catalog card: 11 1/2 in; x 29.21 cm
wheel - from catalog card: 4 in; x 10.16 cm
base - from catalog card: 13 in x 15 1/2 in; x 33.02 cm x 39.37 cm
projectile - from catalog card: 11 1/2 in; x 29.21 cm
horn - from catalog card: 23 1/2 in; x 59.69 cm
mouthpiece - from catalog card: 12 1/2 in; x 31.75 cm
overall - horn stand: 41 1/8 in x 6 1/2 in x 3 7/8 in; 104.4575 cm x 16.51 cm x 9.8425 cm
overall - horn: 23 in x 12 7/8 in; 58.42 cm x 32.7025 cm
overall - phonograph: 7 5/8 in x 16 in x 25 1/4 in; 19.3675 cm x 40.64 cm x 64.135 cm
Object Name:
Phonograph
gramophone
Credit Line:
Emile Berliner
ID Number:
ME.271716
Catalog number:
271716
Accession number:
53352
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Pulsar Calculator Watch

Manufacturer:
Pulsar  Search this
Physical Description:
Stainless steel (case material)
Measurements:
overall: 9 1/8 in x 1 1/2 in x 1/2 in; 23.1775 cm x 3.81 cm x 1.27 cm
overall - face: 1 1/4 in x 1 1/2 in x 1/2 in; 3.175 cm x 3.81 cm x 1.27 cm
Object Name:
wrist watch, calculator, pulsar
wrist watch, calculator watch, pulsar
Date made:
1976
Subject:
Timekeeping  Search this
ID Number:
1994.0354.07
Catalog number:
1994.0354.07
Accession number:
1994.0354
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Gramophone

Measurements:
overall: 8 1/4 in x 17 in x 9 3/4 in; 20.955 cm x 43.18 cm x 24.765 cm
Object Name:
Phonograph
Credit Line:
Gladys Collosky Read and Oliver Read
ID Number:
ME.324164
Catalog number:
324164
Accession number:
253422
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Edison Tin Foil Phonograph

Measurements:
overall: 33 in x 11 in x 12 in x 12 in; 83.82 cm x 27.94 cm x 30.48 cm x 30.48 cm
Object Name:
Phonograph
Credit Line:
International Business Machines Corporation
ID Number:
ME.320551
Catalog number:
320551
Accession number:
241402
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Graphophone

Measurements:
overall: 7 1/4 in x 12 1/2 in x 7 1/2 in; 18.415 cm x 31.75 cm x 19.05 cm
Object Name:
Phonograph
cylinder graphophone
graphophone
Credit Line:
Alexander Graham Bell
ID Number:
ME.287653.01
Catalog number:
287653
Accession number:
57694
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Ingraham Shelf Clock with Alarm

Maker:
E. Ingraham Company  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 23 1/4 in x 15 3/8 in x 4 3/4 in; 59.055 cm x 39.0652 cm x 12.065 cm
Object Name:
alarm clock kitchen clock
Date made:
ca 1881-1886
Subject:
Timekeeping  Search this
Credit Line:
Mr. & Mrs. F. S. Elmore
ID Number:
ME.67.361
Catalog number:
67.361
Accession number:
263810
Serial number:
23692
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Railroad Watch

Maker:
Barraud & Lund  Search this
Physical Description:
silver (case material)
fire gilt (dial finish material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 in x 2 1/8 in x 5/8 in; 7.62 cm x 5.3975 cm x 1.5875 cm
Object Name:
pocket watch
Place made:
United Kingdom: England, London
Date made:
1853
Related Publication:
Stephens, Carlene E.. On Time: How America Has Learned to Live by the Clock
Daybooks of William Bond and Son
Dodge, Albert O.. An Early Railroad Watch
Blackwell, Dana J.. Early Railroad Timekeeping
Credit Line:
Gift of Dana Blackwell
ID Number:
1999.0278.01
Catalog number:
1999.0278.01
Accession number:
1999.0278
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A Pillar-and-Scroll Shelf Clock

Maker:
Eli & Samuel Terry  Search this
Physical Description:
glass (door material)
wood (overall material)
brass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 31 1/2 in x 17 5/8 in x 4 5/8 in; 80.01 cm x 44.7675 cm x 11.7475 cm
Object Name:
pillar and scroll clock
Place Made:
United States: Connecticut, Plymouth
Date made:
1825-1828
Date made:
1824-1827
Credit Line:
Gift of James Arthur Collection, New York University
ID Number:
1984.0416.033
Catalog number:
1984.0416.033
Accession number:
1984.0416
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Industry & Manufacturing
Domestic Furnishings
Exhibition:
The American Revolution: A World War
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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Wall Clock

Physical Description:
glass (case material)
wood (case material)
Measurements:
overall: 18 in x 18 in x 4 in; 45.72 cm x 45.72 cm x 10.16 cm
Object Name:
clock
Date made:
ca 1880-1899
Credit Line:
Elizabeth Jamieson
ID Number:
ME.325672
Catalog number:
325672
Accession number:
257429
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Stained glass window with RCA "Nipper"

Measurements:
overall: 14 ft; x 4.2672 m
Object Name:
window
Date made:
1915
Credit Line:
from Radio Corporation of America, thru Nicholas F. Pensiero
ID Number:
ME.330390
Catalog number:
330390
Accession number:
288895
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lock

Physical Description:
metal, "brass" (overall material)
Object Name:
Lock
ID Number:
ME.326971
Catalog number:
326971
Accession number:
264575
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keys

Physical Description:
metal, iron (overall material)
Object Name:
keys
Place made:
Sweden
ID Number:
ME.382361
Catalog number:
382361
Accession number:
161740
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keys

Physical Description:
metal, iron (overall material)
Object Name:
Keys
keys
ID Number:
ME.332119
Catalog number:
332119
Accession number:
93576
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C-3PO, from Return of the Jedi

Measurements:
overall: 68 in x 34 in x 20 in; 1727 mm x 864 mm x 508 mm
Object Name:
movie costume, droid
movie costume, droid or robot
Associated Place:
United States: California, San Rafael
Subject:
Star Wars  Search this
Related Publication:
Kendrick, Kathleen M. and Peter C. Liebhold. Smithsonian Treasures of American History
Credit Line:
LUCASFILM Ltd.
ID Number:
1984.0302.02
Accession number:
1984.0302
Catalog number:
1984.0302.02
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Chronodrometer or Horse Timing Watch

Manufacturer:
American Waltham Watch Co.  Search this
Physical Description:
brass (watch movement material)
silver (watch case material)
gilded (watch movement production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 3 in x 2 1/8 in x 5/8 in; 7.62 cm x 5.3975 cm x 1.5875 cm
Object Name:
watch
Place made:
United States
Date made:
ca 1859
Patent date:
1859-02-08
ID Number:
ME.316148
Catalog number:
316148
Accession number:
225117
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