Phonograph Dolls and Toys. We talk, we sing, we play. Phonograph dolls and toys are mirrors of life, reflecting in miniature the child in us all. This book is a history of these talking toys from Thomas Edisonís first talking doll in 1890 to digital talking dolls and toys of the 21st century. This soft cover book contains over 500 color photographs illustrating talking dolls and phonograph toys over the years. Treasured toys from major collections throughout the world are illustrated in this book. A price guide is included. However to the children who played with these wonderful talking toys they are priceless.

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PHONOGRAPH DOLLS & TOYS
PHONOGRAPH DOLLS & TOYS
OVER ELEVEN DECADES OF TALKING DOLLS
Ever since Thomas Edison invented the phonograph and incorporated a miniature version of his invention in a doll, talking dolls have delighted children. Various manufacturers have improved the design of Mr. Edison's first doll and have fulfilled the dreams and fantasies of children to have a companion that can sing and talk. From Edison to Barbie, talking dolls employ mechanical phonograph mechanisms. Dozens of dolls and their mechanisms are described and photographed.
HUNDREDS OF FASCINATING PHONOGRAPH TOYS THAT ENTERTAIN
Each generation treasures its toys. These once inexpensive phonograph toys and accessories are now eagerly sought by Phonograph, Doll and Toy collectors for their treasured memories and value. Uncommon and unique Phonograph Toys made for the delight of children and adults alike are colorfully pictured and described. From the early days of the Talking Machine and Victrola to the modern digital age, toys and accessories have captured the hearts of children as well as collectors.
PHONOGRAPHS AND RECORDS FOR THE YOUNG AT HEART
The very first record to be sold to the public was in a doll. The introduction of the first disc gramophone was in the form of a children's toy.  As technology progressed, children were still part of a strong market for the phonograph, records, and accessories. No matter what your age, there are toys for the collector. Hundreds of unusual collectibles are pictured, described and given a value. Items are presented in chronological order in five chapters on over 200 pages in high quality color. Never has there been a book with so many unusual machines, records, and phonograph accessories so beautifully displayed.
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