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Experimental Recordings

2nd record, Sept. 15, 1924. - A. Paganucci
Performed by: Orchestra, A. Paganucci - director
Recording date: September 15, 1924
Location: Columbia Street Studio, Edison Laboratory, West Orange, New Jersey
Record format: Edison Diamond Disc, experimental
NPS object catalog number: EDIS 87052
** Historical note: This recording was made with an experimental 125 ft. long recording horn.

Plaque no. 1, Exp. nos. 1 - 2 - 3 - 4, recorder #20
Performed by: Losey's Orchestra
Recording date: December 8, 1925
Location: Columbia Street Studio, Edison Laboratory, West Orange, New Jersey
Record format: Edison Diamond Disc, experimental
NPS object catalog number: EDIS 77879
** Historical note: This recording was made with an experimental 125 ft. long recording horn.

Plaque no. 2, Exp. nos. 5 - 6 - 7 - 8, recorder #20
Performed by: Losey's Orchestra
Recording date: December 8, 1925
Location: Columbia Street Studio, Edison Laboratory, West Orange, New Jersey
Record format: Edison Diamond Disc, experimental
NPS object catalog number: EDIS 77879
** Historical note: This recording was made with an experimental 125 ft. long recording horn.

Plaque no. 6, Exp. # 27, rec. #20
Performed by: Losey's Orchestra
Recording date: December 16, 1925
Location: Columbia Street Studio, Edison Laboratory, West Orange, New Jersey
Record format: Edison Diamond Disc, experimental
NPS object catalog number: EDIS 77947
** Historical note: This recording was made with an experimental 125 ft. long recording horn.

Radio program for WAAM, Newark, New Jersey
Performed by: John A. Scott - organ, vocal ; Mr. Greenfield - vocal.
Recording date: April 12, 1928
Location: Columbia Street Studio, Edison Laboratory, West Orange, New Jersey
Record format: Edison Diamond Disc, experimental
Record number: EXP-155-A
NPS object catalog number: EDIS 78047
** Historical note: This is an experimental slow speed (30 rpm) electrical recording, made for an experimental pre-recorded radio broadcast. The one-sided 10-inch diameter disc record has three recorded takes, about 17 minutes total duration.


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