Geek Fact for May 24th

In 1915, Thomas Edison invented the telescribe to record telephone conversations.

The telescribe was a device that made recordings on wax cylinders. It was based on Edison’s idea to use the phonograph as a telephone recorder.

Learn more about the history of the telephone answering machine at

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