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

Summary:
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.
Description:
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
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
Inscriptions: Label: "EDISON / GOLD MOULDED / RECORDS / ECHO ALL / OVER THE WORLD ..."
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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