This is a modern re-creation of the famous Thomas Edison Cylinder Phonograph. It was designed to allow historians and enthusiasts to play and digitally record wax cylinder recordings from the late 1800's using a modern modified stereo cartridge and stylus.
It features 2 independant servos to drive both the mandrel and stylus (wax cylinder not shown). The mandrel can also be fitted with optional adapters to play a variety of cylinder sizes.
Lastly, the phonograph features a custom designed control board that allows digital speed control, keeping the mandrel and drive screw perfectly in sync.
 
Additional information about CPS1 can be found here
 
MECHANICAL CONCEPTS, INC
Established in 1979
Design & Fabrication of Custom Engineered Machinery
 
Thomas Edison Phonograph (CPS1)
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Modern Take on a Thomas Edison Wax Cylinder Phonograph
This is a modern re-creation of the famous Thomas Edison Cylinder Phonograph. It was designed to allow historians and enthusiasts to play and digitally record wax cylinder recordings from the late 1800's using a modern modified stereo cartridge and stylus.
It features 2 independant servos to drive both the mandrel and stylus (wax cylinder not shown). The mandrel can also be fitted with optional adapters to play a variety of cylinder sizes.
Lastly, the phonograph features a custom designed control board that allows digital speed control, keeping the mandrel and drive screw perfectly in sync.
 
Additional information about CPS1 can be found here
Design & Fabrication of Custom Engineered Machinery
 
Established in 1979 
MECHANICAL CONCEPTS, INC