Slave of the Ring

Interesting use of pseudo-Arabian exotica that Edison used in order to communicate to the public of 1905 just what his cylinder phonographs could do, likening them to rings to place on the finger of a musical genie. “Wouldst thou have melody? Place thy ring upon my finger and I will sing for thee a tender song of love… I can lull the babe to sweet repose, or waken in the aged heart the soft memories of youthful days.” —Nipperhead

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