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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:   Enjoy a merry recording from 1899 by the Peerless Orchestra – the Jolly Fellows Waltz.
Hear a complete wax cylinder recording.    
October:   Down at the Huskin' Bee (Rube duet) 1909
September:   Please, Mr. Conductor, Don't Put Me Off the Train (Tenor solo) 1903
August:   Heart Bowed Down (Clarinet solo) 1904
July:   La Media Noche (Band) 1891
June:   In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree (Quartette) 1906
May:   I'm Afraid to Come Home in the Dark (Comic song) 1908
April:   Miserere from "Trovatore" (Duet) 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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