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Edourard-Leon Scott de Matrinville was born in Paris, France back in 1817. Unlike most of my blogs this one will be considerably short, so let’s get to it. He was a printer by trade reading the latest scientific discoveries prompting him to be an inventor.

He started working on his invention in 1853, in January of 1857 he delivered his design in a sealed envelope to the French Academy. Two months later he received the French patent 17,897/31,470 for his invention. He died in 1879 at a young 62.

What you may not know about Edorard-Leon Scott de Martinville is that his invention was called the phonauthgraph which is the earliest known sound recording device. I believe his invention has gone through some upgrades over the years, don’t you? Anyway, until tomorrow keep that smile on your face and a penny in your pocket.

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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

That is rather amazing - that a sound recording was created by the early 19th century

Jul 07, 2018 04:35 AM #1
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

And he would be amazed we now carry it in a pocket!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Jul 07, 2018 05:26 AM #2
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. And now we have access through our cell phone. Simply amazing. Enjoy your day 

Jul 07, 2018 05:39 AM #3
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

We've come a long way, baby! 

Jul 07, 2018 05:53 AM #4
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Yes, his device has gone through some major upgrades over the years, that is for sure!

Jul 07, 2018 06:08 AM #5
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning James Dray,

You can say that again! From his first invention there have been so many major upgrades and they are still coming!!

Jul 07, 2018 06:10 AM #6
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I bet he would be very surprised to see the iPod, and the other changes we have been through.  A

Jul 07, 2018 06:39 AM #7
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James and happy Saturday. I wonder what he would think of the iPod or streaming music!

Jul 07, 2018 07:27 AM #8
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. What a terrific read. I think his invention changed the world.

Jul 07, 2018 09:36 AM #9
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon James - yes there have been some changes and I know Thomas Edison was involved.

Jul 07, 2018 12:43 PM #10
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

That is fascinating James.i remember when black and white television was high tech...

Jul 07, 2018 09:06 PM #11
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi James,  Thanks once again for enlightening us.  It is surprising that this was actually invented back in the 1800's.  Yes, there have been a few upgrades over the years.

Jul 07, 2018 09:28 PM #12
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Wonder if he reincarnated and is part of all the advancement of his sound recording invention.  Magnificent!

Jul 07, 2018 11:14 PM #13
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I ised to have home elec tronic stores called The Gramophone Ltd. so I became familiar with the origins of my business.

Jul 07, 2018 11:24 PM #14
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Definitely lots of upgrades over the decades but, gosh, what an accomplishment in his day, James!  Thanks for sharing!

Jul 09, 2018 08:27 AM #15
John Henry, Florida Architect
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

These tidbits of info are GOOD to KNOW!  thanks JD!

Aug 06, 2018 05:21 AM #16
Wendy Rulnick
Rulnick Realty, Inc. - Destin, FL
"It's Wendy... It's Sold!"

James - Thank you for the edification. I'll use your post as a replacement for me sneaking off "surfing" for science and history news on AP :)

Aug 06, 2018 12:53 PM #17
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