On this day in 1877, Thomas Edison invented the phonograph. The iconic horn of that technological marvel has been repurposed as an acoustic amplifier for a more recent marvel, the iPad. It is the iVictrola.
The elegant devices are produced by Matt Richmond from repurposed materials. They are produced in very limited quantities and, when available, can be found at Design Within Reach. Edison could scarcely have imagined the device that his phonograph horn would someday be used to amplify. But I think he would have approved. BP