Lincoln's voice

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Lincoln's voice
Lincoln's Voice.png
Icon lincoln voice.png
QuestsLincoln's Profit Margins
Base ID00028ee6

His real voice? How is that possible?

Hannibal Hamlin, Fallout 3

Lincoln's voice is a miscellaneous item in Fallout 3.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

The object itself is a phonautograph, the earliest known recording device invented by Frenchman Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville in 1857.[1] Unlike Edison's phonograph invented years later in 1877, the phonautograph was only designed to transcribe sound waves for visual analysis, and incapable of playing back a recording.

Hannibal Hamlin will give you 50 caps for it, 100 with a speech check. Also, Abraham Washington will pay you 60 caps, and 120 after a speech check.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Lincoln's voice is found in the Museum of History Offices. It is located in the Library (the two-story room with the turret), upstairs, on a desk to the left of the hole blown in the main room up there.

Related quests[edit | edit source]

As a part of the unmarked quest Lincoln's Profit Margins, it can be sold to:

Notes[edit | edit source]

Although it no longer serves any purpose, this item is still found in the game files for Fallout: New Vegas.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

  • This is a reference to a legend that such a recording was actually made of Lincoln's voice in 1863 by Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville, the inventor of the phonautograph.[2] Since the story did not appear until the 1960s, its authenticity is questionable.