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Thomas Edison’s Talking Doll: 123-Year Old Recording

One of the many things Thomas Edison tried to make a success of–a talking doll business–failed, primarily because the dolls cost roughly the equivalent of half a month’s salary for the average person in 1888. But a recording made for one of the dolls–a short version of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”–has surfaced and is currently being streamed by the Thomas …

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