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Still Waters

History’s first talking doll

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Still Waters

During his 69-year career as an inventor, Thomas Edison acquired a jaw-dropping number of patents (1,093 to be exact). Among them: the incandescent light bulb, the phonograph, and the movie camera. But make no mistake: There were some stinkers too.

You might say that the Wizard of Menlo Park met his Waterloo in 1890, with the invention of a 22-inch cherub, known today as the Edison Talking Doll.

Edison figured the toy would be a great way to demonstrate the at-home entertainment possibilities of his then-spanking-new wax cylinder phonograph.

Instead, all he succeeded in doing was creeping people out.

https://www.thevintagenews.com/2018/09/18/edisons-doll/

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Iilaa'mpuul'xem

Some of my sisters dolls were very creepy,Baby Alive that used to eat, talking and moving dolls, hell no... why not compliment them with some bed side lights? 

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Piney
1 hour ago, Iilaa'mpuul'xem said:

,Baby Alive that used to eat, talking and moving dolls, hell no..

Remember when Jesse took the head from Margo's and stuck it on a high line pole wire junction and put knives in it's wire arms!!!!!

:lol::lol::lol:

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Iilaa'mpuul'xem
12 minutes ago, Piney said:

Remember when Jesse took the head from Margo's and stuck it on a high line pole wire junction and put knives in it's wire arms!!!!!

:lol::lol::lol:

Bless him... I wonder where he gets that from lol x 

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Piney
44 minutes ago, Iilaa'mpuul'xem said:

I wonder where he gets that from lol x 

:whistle: Haven't a clue....

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RoofGardener

HIckory.... dickory ... < waves arms> DANGER WILL ROBINSON.. DANGER... dock. 

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Oniomancer

I picked up a vintage barbie at a yard sale this spring that turned out to have a similar story. It's the first and only sleepy-eye barbie ever made. They apparently didn't sell well because the face creeped kids out.

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Black Monk
On 19/09/2018 at 3:42 PM, Still Waters said:

During his 69-year career as an inventor, Thomas Edison acquired a jaw-dropping number of patents (1,093 to be exact). Among them: the incandescent light bulb,

 

Joseph Swan.

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  and the movie camera

William Kennedy Dickson.

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