A tribute to the grand-Olds American car In My Merry Oldsmobile, on a rare 3-minute wax record, sung by the great pair Arthur Collins & Byron G. Harlan.
Ransom Eli Olds produced his first motorized carriage in
Enjoy this great Gus Edwards waltz song, in honor of the eponymous gas machine,
sung by the top recording duo of this period at their finest:
Although double-meanings in lyrics was nothing new even in 1905 still, listeners would be relieved to learn that after all their adventures in the Oldsmobile, young Johnnie Steele eventually did marry Lucile.
"Down the road of life we'll fly automobubbling you and I."
This was recorded on a then new style wax record:
at a full 50% longer than standard cylinders (see photo, below),
the Columbia Phonograph Company's
6-inch "Twentieth Century" records could hold a nearly 3½ minute
For help playing these sounds, click here.
Comparison of a Columbia 6" Twentieth Century three-minute and a standard 4" two-minute wax cylinder.
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To hear other examples of wax cylinders, see the
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