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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 September:   An old minstrel song from the 1850s, revived in 1906, Stop That Knocking at the Door.
Hear a complete wax cylinder recording.    
August:   Carrie Nation in Kansas (Talking) 1901
July:   Les Noces de Jeannette - Enfin, me voilą seul (Bass) 1904
June:   Grand March From Tannhauser (Concert band) 1899
May:   Three Minutes With the Minstrels (Minstrels) 1899
April:   Petite Mignon (Oboe solo) 1908
March:   The Captain's Song from H.M.S. Pinafore (Baritone with chorus) 1907

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 . . .
   Tinfoil Resource Center
Locate answers, resources, buyers and sellers – An antique phonograph and early sound recordings answer desk.
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