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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 January:   From 1905, Casey Courting His Girl – an etiquette-impaired comedy skit by John Kaiser.
Hear a complete wax cylinder recording.    
December:   Drill, Ye Tarriers, Dril (Song) 1902
November:   Jolly Fellows Waltz (Orchestra) 1899
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

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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