This is the first device Edison invented that recorded sound, ie the first iPod - or record player, or phonograph. Well, the prelude to all of those is this device that used a tin cylinder. I don’t think Edison would be too amazed with what we have now that he first explored, I believe if he were to “come back” he would expect that years later things would be different and better. I actually think the first thing he would do is take one apart and begin to understand how to make it better.
Thomas Edison NHS