Optical Imaging Study of the 1878 St. Louis Edison Tinfoil Recording

This site provides information about the digital restoration of an Edison tinfoil record which dates from 1878.  The restoration was done as part of a larger project to restore, preserve, and create digital access to sound recordings using non-invasive optical methods.   This project is a collaboration between Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Library of Congress.

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Original Tinfoil

Complete Scanning System

Detail Of Scanning Device

Complete Recording