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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 May:   From 1903, an early field recording – the United States Marine Fife and Drum Corps plays The Girl I Left Behind Me Medley.
Hear a complete wax cylinder recording.    
April:   Casey as Umpire at a Ball Game (Humorous talking) 1898
March:   King Cotton March (Band) 1896
February:   Just One Girl (Baritone) 1899
January:   I'd Love to, But I Won't (Serio-comic song) 1910
December:   The Sleigh Ride Party (Quartette) 1898
November:   Pucker Up Your Lips, Miss Lindy (Tenor duet) 1912

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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