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The iPod, 1910 Model

By: Ardis E. Parshall - November 15, 2010

I’ve got a whole series of ads to post as a gag mid-morning every day this week, considering the rough equivalent of today’s technology from a century ago. Let’s laugh.

From the Juvenile Instructor of April 1910, the year of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s first recorded music –



6 Comments »

  1. I found one from about that time with two horns. The very first stereo. ;-)

    Sadly, my CDs all get scratched up when I play them on it.

    Comment by Rameumptom — November 15, 2010 @ 10:43 am

  2. Sadly, my CDs all get scratched up when I play them on it.

    Very funny, indeed. This ad reminds me of the back of all my LP cases which brag that being “recorded in stereophonic sound, this recording can never become obsolete.”

    Comment by Clark — November 15, 2010 @ 11:58 am

  3. $32.10! I wonder what that would be in today’s money?

    Comment by Steve C. — November 15, 2010 @ 6:04 pm

  4. I can’t quite make out the image but that looks like it would play a cylinder instead of a disk. Only a few years later they would overtaken by disks and by 1929 no longer produced.

    Comment by Bruce Crow — November 15, 2010 @ 8:30 pm

  5. Hey, there’s no expiration date! I’m ordering one today.

    Comment by Carol — November 15, 2010 @ 8:58 pm

  6. $32.10 in 1910 was equal to $729.92 in 2009.
    From the Inflation Calculator: http://www.westegg.com/inflation/

    Comment by Paul S. — November 16, 2010 @ 12:45 am

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