Smithsonian Scientists Restore Recording Of Alexander Graham Bell
Scientists working with the Smithsonian Institution have managed to successfully restore a recording that contains the voice of Alexander Graham Bell:
On a wax disc recording from 1885 held by the Smithsonian Institution, Bell can be heard saying, “Hear my voice, Alexander Graham Bell,” the Associated Press reports. The discovery was announced Wednesday.
The Smithsonian holds a variety of experiments in sound recording from Bell’s Volta Laboratory in Washington, including the wax disc. Technicians from the Library of Congress and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California collaborated with the museum to identify Bell’s voice.
Here’s the recording: