A story of this type was reported about Madeleine starting in 1888, involving
wax rather than tinfoil, with numerous variants (including a couple where she
was narrowly rescued from pinching but then cried anyway when the noise of some
machinery frightened her). Sources include:
"The Baby at the Phonograph," New Brunswick Times, Dec. 7, 1888 (TAEM 146:268)
O. K. Davis, "Some Facts Relating to the Early Development of the Phonograph,"
Phonogram 3 (Mar.-Apr. 1893), 385-6.
"Phonograph the Baby's Cry," New York Morning Sun, Dec. 2, 1888 (TAEM 146:324)
"The Baby Wouldn't Cry," from New York Herald, in Indiana Progress (Indiana,
Pennsylvania), Apr. 24, 1895, p. 7.
From: Phono-L <phono-l-boun...@oldcrank.org> on behalf of AllenAmet--- via
Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 5:48 PM
Subject: [Phono-L] edison's son made recording?
Does anyone remember where the story of Edison's son ("Dash") making a
tinfoil recording (1877-78) because his father pinched him, appears?
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