Edison’s Talking Doll Speaks; Really, Really Creepy

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Thomas Edison introduced the worlds first talking doll in 1890.  Collectors have been reluctant to play the tiny records that came inside so science has stepped up to the task and digitized the sound.  Maybe it would have been better if they had not.  Click here to hear the recording.

By the way, I calculated the $10 retail based on the inflation index since 1890 and todays equivalent would be $250.  This was definitely a toy for very rich kids.  

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