The patent for the first helically wound paper tube.
Actual advertisement for the Phonograph
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Our research found that first paper tubes or cardboard tubes were made by
rolling a flat sheet of paper over a mandrel. When the paper overlapped it
was secured by glue or some other adhesive substance. The tubes that
were manufactured this way apparently did not maintain integrity as a
cylinder and would collapse ending up in an elliptical form.

These paper tubes were being used as the cores of phonographic cylinder
records. Interestingly enough we discovered this information through the
United States Patent Office number
374,133 dated November 14, 1887. This
application was filed on April, 27, 1887 by a man named Charles Sumner
Tainter.

Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847- October 18, 1931), American, was
an inventor and businessman who developed many devices. Thomas Edison
began his career as an inventor in Newark, New Jersey, with the automatic
repeater and other improved telegraphic devices, but the invention which
first gained Edison fame was the phonograph in 1877. Edison is considered
one of the most prolific (in terms of patents) inventors in history, holding
1,093 U.S. patents in his name, as well as many patents in the United
Kingdom, France, and Germany. Thomas A. Edison invented the phonograph,
the first device for recording and playing back sound, in 1877.