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Cylinder Recording - Edison Records, 'Honey Boy', 1902 Audiovisual Reg. No: HT 12827

Phonograph cylinder, "Edison Gold Moulded Records" brand. Recording of "Honey Boy". Last patented November 18, 1902.
The tune features a male voice singing about his 'Honey Boy' who has gone to sea.
Black wax, hollow recording cylinder with fine grooves etched around the circumference and the title 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.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 12.0 cm (Length), 7.4 cm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: lesbian gay, cylinder phonographs, making history - gay lesbian collection
Themes this item is part of: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Project, Museum Victoria, 2005-2006, Information & Communication Collection, Leisure Collection
Primary Classification: MUSIC & MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
Secondary Classification: Playback Media - Analogue
Tertiary Classification: cylinder recordings
Further text throughout.
On cylinder: "DUET. HONEY BOY. 9679. Thomas A. Edison PAT'D"
Format: Phonograph Cylinder; 160 RPM Edison Standard 2 minute
Manufacturer: Edison Phonograph Co, United States of America, 1902

Last patented 18 Nov 1902.

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