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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 May:   A lively vaudeville sketch from 1906, Mandy and Her Man, featuring Ada Jones & Len Spencer.
Hear a complete wax cylinder recording.    
Recently:  
April:   Five Minutes With the Minstrels (Band) 1891
March:   Our Victorious Nation March (Band) 1909
February:   When the Birds Go North Again (Song) 1900
January:   Casey Courting His Girl (Talking) 1905
December:   Drill, Ye Tarriers, Dril (Song) 1902
November:   Jolly Fellows Waltz (Orchestra) 1899

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 140 years . . .
 
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Locate answers, resources, buyers and sellers – An antique phonograph and early sound recordings answer desk.
 
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