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I saw the video in the Smithsonian site.I was intrigued by the disc used.I had always had the idea there was disc playback before Berliner,or other systems or "formats" of discs,for lack of a better word,but I could not find anything about who was doing it. Roger > Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2013 20:32:22 -0700> From: [log in to unmask]> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Phone pioneer speaks for first time in 128 years> To: [log in to unmask]> > 25 April 2013> > Phone pioneer speaks for first time in 128 years> > Hi-tech play-back equipment was needed to recover the audio from the wax disc> > The voice of Alexander Graham Bell has been identified for the first time, in a recording from 1885.> > On the wax-disc recording, the telephone inventor says: "Hear my voice, Alexander Graham Bell."> > The recording is among the earliest held by the Smithsonian Institution, which runs the National Museum of American History.> > Bell's voice was recorded on to the disc on 15 April 1885 at his Volta laboratory in Washington.> > http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22294017> >