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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 November:   A big hit comic song from 1907, Ev'ry Little Bit, Added to What You've Got, Makes Just a Little Bit More, sung by Collins and Harlan.
Hear a complete wax cylinder recording.    
October:   Overture, Poet and Peasant (Band) 1895
September:   Glorious Beer (Tenor solo) 1899
August:   Saving Them All for Mary (Banjo & song) 1893
July:   My Creole Sue (Quartette) 1899
June:   "Benediction des Poignards" from Les Huguenots (Bass-baritone) 1903
May:   Mandy and Her Man (Vaudeville sketch) 1906

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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