Innovative Thinking – Edison Talking Doll – Blog 108

Edison Talking Doll


Did you know Thomas Edison, the inventor of the lightbulb and the first to illuminate Wall Street also invented the first talking doll?

The doll said the poem  “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”.  The little girl’s voice was recorded in the fall of 1888 on a metal cylinder that played back at 80 RPMs.

It is currently owned by the National Park Service, collection (EDIS 1279)

If you want to hear the doll speak, here is the link to the recording.  If you think the doll is creepy, wait until you hear it speak!

This thing would give Chucky nightmares!


“Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.”

-Erich Fromm


Lon Safko
Serial Innovator, Keynote Speaker, Trainer, Innovative Thinking


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