The Archéophone is a modern, electric version of the phonographs and ediphones from the 19th and early 20th century. It is specifically designed to transfer phonograph cylinders and other cylinder formats to modern recording media.[1][2]

Archéophone in Statsbiblioteket in Aarhus, Denmark.

Designed in France by Henri Chamoux, the machine is used to transfer and preserve recordings at The Library of Congress, the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Edison National Historic Site,[3] UC Santa Barbara,[4] University of North Carolina,[5] University College Dublin,[6] the Canadian Museum of Civilization and many other libraries and archives. Weighing almost 25 kg and costing over US $30,000, the Archéophone is a specialist's tool and not available to the general public. However, CDs with transferred cylinder recordings have been made available by various record labels and organizations.

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  1. ^ "Nauck's Resource Catalog: Archeophone". Archived from the original on 23 May 2006. Retrieved 6 June 2022.
  2. ^ Nationalbiblioteksområdet, in Statsbiblioteket, Aarhus, Denmark. April 2004, vol2, p. 11.
  3. ^ Revue du Musée des Arts et Métiers, June 1999
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  5. ^ "Endeavors > spring 2001". Archived from the original on 2009-07-20. Retrieved 2009-04-26.
  6. ^ "Les cylindres irlandais et bretons de l'University College Dublin".

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