Kinetophone (partially found early sound recordings; 1894-1912)

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A picture of the Kinetophone.

Status: Partially Found

The Kinetophone, developed by Thomas Edison, was a combination of the Kinetoscope and the phonograph that was used to create some of the first visual recordings with sound.

Many samples of recordings made with the device have been found, but due to how old, damaged, and some rare components to repair them are, only a few have currently been restored.

Known Films[edit | edit source]

The Dickson Experimental Sound Film[edit | edit source]

"The Dickson Experimental Sound Film"(true title unknown) is believed to have been created sometime between fall 1894 and early 1895. It depicts a man playing "Song of the Cabin Boy" on a Violin while two men slow dance. This film is believed to be the earliest Kinetophone recording.

Dickson Experimental Sound Film (1894-1895)

Various[edit | edit source]

A compilation of various films dating from 1894 to 1895. In order of appearance:

1. Serpentine Dance

2. Sandow (The Strong Man)

2. Comic Boxing

3. Cockfighting

4. The Barber Shop

5. Feeding the Doves

6. Seminary Girls

Compilation of silent footage captured (1894-1895)

Introduction[edit | edit source]

A video showcasing the abilities to combine film and sound.

Introduction (1912)