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Gramophone Record

1888 gramophone record Emil Berliner 1887, trademark by German-born U.S. inventor Emil Berliner (1851-1929), an inversion of phonogram (1884) "the tracing made by a phonograph needle," coined from Gk. phone "voice, sound" (see fame) + gramma "something written." http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=Gramophone
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