- Older Use. a phonograph.
Origin of talking machine
An Americanism dating back to 1835–45
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Examples from the Web for talking machine
I want to say one more word in that regard: The talking-machine record is a new art.
It may be that Mr. Herbert and Mr. Sousa have been somewhat abused by the talking-machine companies.
A large portion of the selections, musical and recitational, on talking-machine records are not copyrightable or copyrighted.
No; it is the talking-machine people who want a copyright on that, and to hold it against the original composer.
I pay him $25, and I go to the talking-machine company and the company does not dare to proceed.