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Rubber Disc, 1890s
This rubber disc is made from a special tree sap, called gutta-percha. You may not have heard of it, but gutta-percha used to have many important uses: in medical equipment, electrical wiring, and furniture, amount others.
Rubber discs were the first of their kind - previously, all recordings were made on cylinders.
Rubber Disc and Gramophone, about 1890 - Made by E. Berliner’s Grammophone