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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 February:   From 1899, a sweet song of love and devotion, Just One Girl, sung by J. W. Myers.
Hear a complete wax cylinder recording.    
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
October:   Phroso Waltz (Orchestra) 1899
September:   Stop That Knocking at the Door (Quartette) 1906
August:   Carrie Nation in Kansas (Comic song) 1901
July:   Les Noces de Jeannette - Enfin, me voilą seul (Bass) 1904

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   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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