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Home Entertainment

Discoveries & Inventions

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Publisher: The British Library London 1993

ISBN: 978-0712303019


This book looks at the technological changes and inventions that transformed leisure activities, the story of the moving picture, talking machine, wireless and other precursors of today’s televisions, radios, music systems and home computers.  It also explores some of the more traditional aspects of home entertainment, such as toys and indoor games.  Illustrated with patents, adverts, newspapers, cartoons and contemporary sketches and cartoons.

One of the 'Discoveries and Inventions' series, this book examines how the tremendous advances in electronic and other technology affected the leisure aspects of Victorian home life. 'Home Entertainment' traces the origins and development of the moving image, the talking machine, the wireless, and a range of toys, games and parlour tricks.


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