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Early Edison Cylinders Visit Northeast Document Conservation Center

April 23, 2014 Posted by: Bruce Spadaccini, Museum Technician
Early Edison CylindersIn early April, museum curator Jerry Fabris visited Northeast Document Conservation Center in Andover, Massachusetts. His mission? To scan and digitize three of the earliest examples in history of recorded sound using the NEDCC's IRENE digital scanning system. Three "yellow paraffine"-type wax cylinder phonograph records, dating from circa 1888 or early 1889, accompanied Jerry on his visit. To learn more, visit the NEDCC blog for details on the visit!

Conservation, Sound Recording, Wax Cylinder




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  1. Marcy Snapp - Warwick, RI
    September 08, 2014 at 01:25

    I am writing to you because there are approximately 125 Edison Gold- Moulded Cylinders and Amberol Cylinders, each in their own box, at a local consignment shop in Warwick, RI. The consignment shop is: First Choice Consignment 1655 Warwick Avenue Warwick, RI 02889 Phone: 401-739-2326 Or  Firstchoiceconsignment@cox.net The shop is selling them for approximately $3.00 each cylinder. I thought someone involved with the Edison product collection might be interested.  I have no connection with the shop and don't want get involved as a middle person. Someone who might be interested could get in touch with this consignment shop directly about what they have. Regards, Marcy Snapp Warwick, RI 02889

 

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