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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 August:   Waltz rage: Edward M. Favor sings I'm Looking For the Man That Wrote "The Merry Widow Waltz".
Hear a complete wax cylinder recording.    
Recently:  
July:   Bonnie Brier Bush March (Orchestra) 1899
June:   When the Evening Breeze is Sighing, etc. (Quartette) 1903
May:   The Bobolink (Whistling) 1903
April:   House Cleaning Time (Vaudeville) 1908
March:   Uncle Josh at the Weather Bureau (Funny talk) 1898
February:   Yankee Patrol (Band) 1905

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 tinfoil.com preservation process      Wax cylinder preservation tour
See the process used at tinfoil.com 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.
 
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