Sumner Tainter's Birthday
Tainter photograph from newspaper,
25 is the birthday of Charles Sumner Tainter (April 25,
1854 – April 20, 1940). Tainter was an American scientific instrument
maker, engineer and inventor, best known for his collaborations
with Chichester Bell and his work at Alexander Graham Bell's Volta
Laboratory in Washington, D.C.
Tainter made significant
improvements to Thomas Edison's Phonograph which resulted in the
Bell-Tainter Type K Electric set
up with a mandrel for Edison-type cylinders.
The records play from right to
left. Courtesy of René Rondeau (2)
Charles Sumner Tainter reading,
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