Phonographs & Sound Recording Patents

The following list contains the 199 patents Edison received concerning phonographs and sound recording. It is arranged in chronological order by execution date, which is the date on which Edison signed the application and the date in the patenting process that comes closest to the time of actual inventive activity. The application date is the date on which the Patent Office received and recorded the application; the issue date, the time at which the patent, having passed inspection and any legal challenges, was awarded.

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No. ExecutedApplied IssuedPatentNo.Title
142.12/15/7712/24/7702/19/78200,521Phonograph or Speaking Machines
144.02/28/7803/04/7803/26/78201,760Speaking-Machines
161.03/19/7903/29/7905/18/80227,679Phonograph
575.11/22/8711/26/8705/08/88382,414Burnishing Attachment for Phonographs
576.11/22/8711/26/8707/31/88386,974Phonograph
577.11/22/8711/26/8706/17/90430,570Phonogram-Blank
578.11/29/8701/05/8805/08/88382,416Feed and Return Mechanism for Phonographs
580.12/05/8701/05/8805/08/88382,462Phonogram-Blank
581.01/17/8801/30/8810/18/92484,582Duplicating Phonograms
584.01/30/8802/04/8805/08/88382,417Process of Making Phonogram-Blanks
586.02/20/8803/02/8805/08/88382,418Phonogram-Blank
588.02/20/8803/02/8812/04/88394,105Phonograph-Recorder
589.02/20/8803/02/8812/04/88394,106Phonograph-Reproducer
590.03/03/8803/08/8805/08/88382,419Process of Duplicating Phonograms
593.04/28/8805/07/8811/27/88393,462Process of Making Phonogram-Blanks
594.04/28/8805/07/8811/27/88393,463Machine for Making Phonogram-Blanks
595.04/28/8805/07/8811/27/88393,464Machine for Making Phonogram-Blanks
598.05/22/8806/07/8804/02/89400,646Phonograph Recorder and Reproducer
599.05/22/8806/07/8812/20/92488,190Phonograph-Reproducer
600.05/26/8805/29/8812/20/92488,189Phonograph
602.06/30/8807/07/8811/27/88393,465Method of Preparing Phonograph Recording-Surfaces
603.06/30/8807/07/8804/02/89400,647Phonograph
604.06/30/8807/07/8803/24/91448,780Device for Turning Off Phonogram-Blanks
605.07/14/8807/17/8811/27/88393,466Phonograph-Recorder
606.07/14/8807/17/8812/04/88393,966Method of Recording and Reproducing Sounds
607.07/14/8807/17/8812/04/88393,967Method of Recording and Reproducing Sounds
608.07/14/8807/17/8809/30/90437,423Phonograph
609.07/14/8807/17/8804/21/91450,740Phonograph-Recorder
611.07/14/8807/30/8806/17/90430,274Phonogram-Blank
612.07/16/8807/30/8803/24/91448,781Turning-Off Device for Phonographs
613.07/27/8807/30/8804/02/89400,648Phonogram-Blank
614.07/27/8807/30/8806/20/93499,879Phonograph
619.09/19/8809/27/8802/05/89397,280Phonograph Recorder and Reproducer
620.09/29/8810/11/8802/12/89397,706Phonograph
621.09/29/8810/11/8804/02/89400,649Method of Making Phonogram-Blanks
622.10/15/8810/17/8804/02/89400,650Method of Making Phonogram-Blanks
623.10/15/8810/17/8807/09/89406,568Phonograph
624.10/15/8810/17/8809/30/90437,424Phonograph
625.10/31/8811/05/8812/04/88393,968Phonograph-Recorder
626.01/10/8901/19/8907/09/89406,569Phonogram-Blank
627.01/10/8901/19/8912/20/92488,191Phonogram-Blank
628.01/12/8901/15/8906/17/90430,276Phonograph
629.02/01/8902/11/8907/09/89406,570Phonograph
630.02/01/8902/11/8907/09/89406,571Process of Treating Phonogram-Blanks
631.02/01/8902/11/8907/09/89406,572Automatic Determining Device for Phonographs
632.02/01/8902/11/8907/09/89406,573Automatic Determining Device for Phonographs
633.02/01/8902/11/8907/09/89406,574Automatic Determining Device for Phonographs
634.02/01/8902/11/8907/09/89406,575Automatic Determining Device for Phonographs
635.02/01/8902/11/8906/17/90430,277Automatic Determining Device for Phonographs
636.02/01/8902/11/8909/30/90437,425Phonograph-Recorder
637.02/01/8902/16/8907/09/89406,576Phonogram-Blank
638.03/22/8903/25/8911/12/89414,759Phonogram-Blank
640.03/22/8903/30/8911/12/89414,760Phonograph
641.04/08/8904/10/8906/17/90430,278Phonograph
643.06/15/8907/02/8903/11/90423,039Phonograph for Dolls or other Toys
644.06/15/8907/02/8904/29/90426,527Automatic Determining Device for Phonographs
647.07/16/8908/10/8911/12/89414,761Phonogram-Blank
649.07/20/8908/10/8909/30/90437,426Phonograph
650.11/14/8911/18/8912/29/91465,972Phonograph
651.12/11/8912/27/8912/30/90443,507Phonograph
652.12/11/8912/27/8903/23/94513,095Phonograph
654.02/08/9002/17/9009/30/90437,427Method of Making Phonogram-Blanks
659.04/29/9005/09/9009/30/90437,429Phonogram-Blank
660.05/06/9005/24/9006/30/91454,941Phonograph Recorder or Reproducer
662.05/24/9005/27/9010/18/92484,583Phonograph Cutting-Tool
663.05/24/9005/27/9010/18/92484,584Phonograph-Reproducer
665.07/05/9007/30/9006/09/91453,741Phonograph
666.07/05/9007/30/9006/30/91454,942Phonograph
667.07/05/9007/30/9007/21/91456,301Phonograph-Doll
668.07/05/9007/30/9010/18/92484,585Phonograph
669.08/04/9008/12/9007/21/91456,302Phonograph
676.10/27/9011/21/9006/27/93500,280Phonograph
677.10/27/9011/21/9007/02/95541,923Phonograph
678.11/17/9011/21/9008/11/91457,344Smoothing-Tool for Phonogram-Blanks
679.11/17/9011/21/9009/29/91460,123Phonogram-Blank Carrier
680.11/17/9011/21/9006/27/93500,281Phonograph
681.11/17/9012/03/9007/02/95541,924Phonograph
682.12/01/9012/03/9006/27/93500,282Phonograph
683.12/01/9012/03/9001/12/97575,151Phonograph
684.12/01/9012/03/9006/14/98605,667Phonograph
685.12/01/9012/03/9009/13/98610,706Phonograph
686.12/01/9012/03/9004/11/99622,843Phonograph
687.12/06/9012/15/9008/16/98609,268Phonograph
690.02/04/9102/09/9104/25/93496,191Phonograph
730.05/22/9305/24/9301/23/94513,097Phonograph
734.01/25/9701/27/9705/31/98604,740Governor for Motors
735.01/25/9701/27/9707/19/98607,588Phonograph
746.02/21/9803/05/9811/11/02713,209Process of Duplicating Phonograms
747.03/21/9803/24/9807/01/02703,774Reproducer for Phonographs
757.02/10/9903/17/9912/10/01688,610Phonograph Recording Apparatus
762.09/12/9909/21/9906/26/00652,457Phonograph
763.10/27/9910/28/9905/08/00648,935Apparatus for Duplicating Phonograph-Records
774.04/30/0005/03/0008/07/00655,480Phonographic Reproducing Device
775.04/30/0005/04/0009/11/00657,527Process of Making Metallic Duplicate Phonograph-Records
776.04/30/0005/08/0002/05/01667,202Apparatus for Duplicating Phonograph-Records
777.04/30/0005/08/0002/05/01667,662Process of Duplicating Phonograph-Records
778.05/15/0006/16/0011/18/02713,863Process of Coating Phonograph-Records
781.07/23/0008/18/0008/13/01680,520Process of Making Duplicate Phonograph-Records
783.08/10/0008/18/0006/11/01676,225Phonographic Recording Apparatus
797.10/24/0111/08/0107/29/02705,829Reproducer for Sound-Records
798.10/24/0111/08/0109/25/06831,606Sound-Recording Apparatus
821.01/30/0302/11/0305/23/05790,351Process of Duplicating Phonographic Records
827.07/30/0308/01/0308/09/04767,216Apparatus for Vacuously Depositing Metals
832.11/11/0311/13/0306/21/10962,081Apparatus for Recording Sounds
834.11/16/0311/18/0312/21/09943,664Sound-Recording Apparatus
839.06/24/0406/29/0410/03/05800,800Phonograph-Record and Method of Making the Same
849.08/23/0408/30/0409/20/10970,615Method and Apparatus for Making Sound-Records
869.04/28/0504/29/0512/25/06839,372Phonograph Record or Blank
871.05/20/0505/24/0512/21/09943,663Horn for Talking-Machines
875.09/14/0509/15/0512/19/111,012,250Recording-Telephone
900.12/28/0601/03/0707/12/10964,221Sound-Record
901.12/28/0601/03/0704/30/121,024,839Phonographic Recording-Stylus
902.01/11/0701/17/0710/05/09936,267Feed Mechanism for Phonographs and Other Machines
907.02/23/0703/06/0706/04/07855,562Diaphragm for Talking-Machines
908.02/23/0704/04/0711/08/10975,339Process of Duplicating Talking-Machine Records
909.02/25/0703/16/0711/16/09939,992Phonographic Recording and Reproducing Machine
910.02/25/0703/16/0711/11/131,078,264Phonographic Recording or Reproducing Apparatus
924.02/04/0802/08/0805/16/161,182,897Apparatus for Recording and Reproducing Motion and Sounds
926.03/13/0803/18/0807/04/11996,625Phonograph-Reproducer
930.03/13/0803/23/0811/08/10975,340Phonograph-Reproducer
936.06/08/0806/11/0803/05/121,019,440Phonograph-Reproducer
937.06/08/0806/11/0812/03/121,046,159Phonograph-Reproducer
941.10/10/0810/14/0811/11/131,078,265Process of Making Phonograph-Records
944.12/21/0812/29/0803/19/121,020,485Phonograph-Reproducer
948.03/02/0903/03/0911/02/151,158,659Phonograph-Record
949.03/02/0903/03/0911/02/151,158,660Phonograph-Record
950.08/07/0908/12/0901/14/131,050,355Phonograph
951.09/08/0909/13/0902/22/1040,527Design for a Phonograph-Cabinet
952.10/26/0910/28/0902/11/131,052,656Phonograph-Reproducer
953.10/26/0910/28/0906/09/141,099,346Phonograph-Reproducer
954.10/26/0910/28/0906/09/141,099,347Phonograph-Reproducer
955.10/28/0910/29/0906/09/141,099,348Phonograph-Reproducer
956.11/01/0911/03/0908/20/121,036,470Phonographic Apparatus
957.12/04/0912/08/0903/18/131,056,517Means for Reproducing Sound
958.01/26/1001/27/1009/07/151,152,614Phonographic Recording Apparatus
959.03/19/1003/23/1009/15/141,110,428Process of Forming Phonograph-Styli
960.04/14/1004/20/1003/05/121,019,441Sound-Recording Apparatus
961.05/02/1005/12/1010/22/121,041,983Phonograph-Stylus
965.05/31/1006/02/1012/03/121,046,414Phonograph Determining Device
968.06/07/1006/09/1001/26/151,126,428Sound-Recording Apparatus
974.10/17/1010/20/1006/08/151,142,507Sound-Recording Apparatus
975.11/09/1011/14/1012/01/141,119,141Sound-Reproducer
976.12/05/1012/07/1005/23/161,184,332Phonograph or Talking-Machine
977.12/07/1012/09/1009/15/141,110,382Sound-Modifier
978.01/25/1101/27/1109/05/111,002,505Composition for Sound-Records and Other Objects
982.02/15/1102/17/1105/23/161,184,333Phonograph or Talking-Machine
983.03/22/1103/24/1111/14/161,204,420Sound-Box
984.04/03/1104/05/1111/11/131,078,266Sound-Box
985.04/03/1104/05/1112/01/141,119,142Sound-Record
991.05/16/1105/18/1103/11/131,055,621Reproducer
992.06/08/1106/10/1111/24/141,118,114Method of Making Molds for Sound-Records
994.06/20/1106/22/1103/02/151,130,156Machine for Shaving Sound Records or Blanks
998.12/19/1112/20/1107/13/151,146,413Method of Producing Tablets for Sound-Records
1001.01/02/1201/06/1206/09/141,099,349Method of Making Sound-Record Molds
1003.01/19/1201/20/1209/29/141,111,999Phonograph-Record
1004.02/15/1202/16/1207/04/161,190,133Means for Recording Sounds
1012.07/11/1207/13/1208/27/1242,934Design for a Cabinet
1014.08/09/1208/12/1205/23/161,184,334Phonograph or Talking-Machine
1015.09/12/1209/16/1211/02/151,158,661Phonograph or Talking-Machine
1016.09/12/1209/16/1207/24/171,234,450Celluloid Record-Blank
1017.10/25/1210/26/1209/12/161,197,723Coating Apparatus
1018.10/25/1210/26/1210/17/161,201,448Coating Apparatus
1019.10/25/1210/26/1207/24/171,234,451Mold or Transfer Plate
1020.01/29/1301/30/1312/05/161,207,383Sound-Record Tablet
1021.02/28/1303/06/1312/03/181,286,259Means for Recording Sounds
1023.11/21/1312/02/1301/07/191,290,138Friction Speed-Governor
1024.04/21/1404/25/1410/17/161,201,449Sound-Modifying Device
1026.08/26/1408/27/1407/13/151,146,414Method of Making Phonograph-Records
1028.10/09/1410/13/1412/30/191,326,330Mold for Sound-Records
1030.08/21/1508/26/1506/01/201,342,326Composition of Matter for Sound-Records or the Like and Process of Making the Same
1033.01/12/1601/17/1611/25/191,323,218Method and Means for Improving the Rendition of Musical Compositions
1037.09/21/1610/02/1611/05/181,283,706Para-phenylene-di-amin Substance and Process Relating Thereto
1040.06/01/1706/07/1712/04/171,248,468Celluloid Record-Blank
1041.06/26/1706/29/1701/21/191,292,277Swaging-Machine
1043.01/14/1901/18/1905/10/211,377,192Production of Molded Articles
1044.01/15/1901/23/1905/10/211,377,193Production of Molded Articles
1045.04/24/1904/30/1904/04/221,411,425Production of Molded Articles
1049.06/25/1907/03/1905/23/221,417,463Mold
1050.08/01/1908/05/1902/22/211,369,272Process of Molding
1057.12/09/1912/11/1908/08/221,425,458Stylus Mounting
1058.12/09/1912/11/1905/29/231,456,687Stylus Mounting
1064.02/08/2202/11/2204/29/241,492,023Sound Record
1069.05/23/2305/25/2307/21/251,546,573Production of Disk Phonograph Records
1071.06/28/2307/06/2309/21/261,600,722Mounting for Diamonds and the Like
1072.11/12/2311/14/2305/11/261,583,783Centrifugal Speed Governor
1075.10/15/2410/17/2412/16/2466,227Design for a Grille for Phonograph Cabinets
1076.10/15/2410/17/2412/16/2466,228Design for a Grille for Phonograph Cabinets
1077.10/15/2410/17/2412/22/2569,068Design for a Phonograph Cabinet
1078.10/15/2410/17/2403/16/2669,688Design for a Phonograph Cabinet
1079.10/15/2410/17/2403/16/2669,689Design for a Phonograph Cabinet
1080.01/29/2501/31/2510/11/271,644,670Cabinet
1082.04/28/2504/30/2501/21/301,744,533Mounting for Diaphragms of Sound Boxes
1084.01/25/2601/29/2601/21/301,744,534Production of Molded Articles
1085.02/01/2602/10/2604/30/291,711,265Phonograph Reproducer
1086.02/01/2602/13/2604/09/291,708,692Phonograph
1087.08/13/2608/14/2612/15/311,836,066Electroplating Apparatus
1088.10/01/2610/05/2611/06/281,690,159Method of Producing Sound-Record Tablets
1091.10/04/2810/06/2806/14/321,862,740Production of Molded Articles
1093.01/06/3101/09/3105/16/331,908,830Holder for Article to be Electroplated
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