A very rare brown wax operatic cylinder from the obscure French Le Cahit phonograph company.
The popular turn-of-the-previous-century French bass, Paul Aumonier,
sings Enfin, me voilà seul ("Finally, here I am alone") from
scene I of Victor Massé's 1853 one-act comic opera
Les Noces de Jeannette ("The Marriage of Jeanette")
on a very rare Le Cahit brown wax
For more information on Cahit, see phonograph expert René Rondeau's article (courtesy of his online Antique Phonograph Museum).
Other than the above, I know little about Le Cahit cylinders
(I'm estimating this recording is circa 1904), and any additional
would be greatly
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Le Cahit cylinder carton front.
Close-up Le Cahit cylinder carton back, illustrating Cahit's Bettini-style reproducer.
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