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Emile Berliner

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Inventor, born in Hanover, NC Germany. He worked as an apprentice printer until he emigrated to the USA in 1870, and later became chief inspector for the Bell Telephone Company. In the years after 1876 he patented several improvements to Alexander Graham Bell's telephone, demonstrated the flat disc gramophone record (1888), and developed a method of making several copies of a record in shellac from a single master disc. In 1915 he invented the first acoustic tiles.

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