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Emile Berliner

  • Birth 20 May 1851 Hanover, Hannoversche Landkreis, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
  • Death 3 Aug 1929 Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Plot Section M
  • Memorial ID 1647

Inventor. Born in Hanover, Germany, he is best known for developing the disc record. In the 1870s, he relocated to Washington D.C. and in November 1887, he patented the first successful system for sound recording that could be mass-produced. He also invented the microphone device used as a telephone speech transmitter. Berliner's trademark, a picture of his dog Nipper listening to his master's voice being played from a gramophone was used by RCA Victor.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1647
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Emile Berliner (20 May 1851–3 Aug 1929), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1647, citing Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .