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Phonograph Cylinder - Edison Records, Blondy & Johnny, 1902 Reg. No: HT 12832
- Phonograph cylinder, "Edison Gold Moulded Records" brand. Recording of "Blondy And Johnny". Last patented November 18, 1902.
- Black wax, hollow recording cylinder with fine grooves etched around the circumference and the name of the recording imprinted in white around the rim. The cylinder is housed in a cardboard tube, with cardboard lids at either end. An off-white paper label, printed in red, gold and black ink, is adhered to the outside, bearing the brand name, patent and copyright details, and a black and white, head and shoulders portrait of Edison. The name of the song is handwritten in black ink on the lid.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Spencer Williams, 1924
|Dimensions:||12.0 cm (Length), 7.4 cm (Diameter)|
|Tagged with:||cylinder phonographs|
|Themes this item is part of:||Information & Communication Collection, Leisure Collection|
|Primary Classification:||MUSIC & MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS|
|Secondary Classification:||Playback Media - Analogue|
|Tertiary Classification:||cylinder recordings|
|Inscriptions:||Label: "EDISON / GOLD MOULDED / RECORDS / ECHO ALL / OVER THE WORLD ..."
Further text throughout.
Cylinder: "DANCE HALL SCENE. BLONDY AND JOHNNY. 9599. Thomas A Edison PAT'D."
|Format:||Phonograph Cylinder; 160 RPM Edison Standard 2 minute|
|Patentee:||Thomas A. Edison Inc, United States of America, 1902|