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Phonograph Cylinder - Edison Records, Blondy & Johnny, 1902 Audiovisual Reg. No: HT 12832

Summary:
Phonograph cylinder, "Edison Gold Moulded Records" brand. Recording of "Blondy And Johnny". Last patented November 18, 1902.
Description:
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
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 12.0 cm (Length), 7.4 cm (Diameter)

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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

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