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Welcome to  Early sound recording methods, wax cylinder records, antique phonographs, and more.

        — Dedicated to the preservation of early recorded sounds —
Early recording sessions      Early Recorded Sounds & Wax Cylinders
Explore early sound recording methods, two-minute wax cylinder records and antique phonographs; see plenty of rare vintage photos; and enjoy listening to early recorded sounds taken directly from the original wax cylinders.
   Cylinder of the Month
Listen to a complete two-minute wax cylinder recording – a "new" cylinder every month.
For November:   The plantation era sounds of Polk Miller and His Old South Quartette singing, Old Time Religion.
Hear a complete wax cylinder recording.    
October:   A Lemon in the Garden of Love (Comic song) 1907
September:   My Little Irish Queen (Orchestra) 1897
August:   Brilliant Gallop (Xylophone) 1900
July:   The Professor and the Musical Tramp (Vaudeville sketch) 1905
June:   An Ideal Republic (Talking) 1908
May:   Let Me Crown You Queen of May with Orange Blossoms (Tenor) 1908

See also the archive.
   Thomas Edison Commemorative
   An 1878 Recording
Want a primitive recording?   Try this experimental sound recording from 1878: The world's earliest playable phonograph recording – still audible today after more than 130 years . . .
Tour the preservation process      Wax cylinder preservation tour
See the process used at to preserve early wax cylinder recordings.
   A Note to Caretakers of Early Sound Recordings
Preservation of brown wax cylinder recordings digitally transferred onto CDs, including research, offered to collectors and institutions.
See also the video guide for packing and shipping wax cylinder records.

   Tinfoil Resource Center
Locate answers, resources, buyers and sellers – An antique phonograph and early sound recordings answer desk.
The 2nd page      The 2nd Page
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Updated:  November 2, 2015.
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