Twinkle, twinkle little star ; Edison Talking Doll cylinder, brown wax ; TENHP collection

Twinkle, twinkle little star ; Edison Talking Doll cylinder, brown wax ; TENHP collection (EDIS 1263)

Photo credit: NPS

Title: Twinkle, twinkle little star (poem written by Jane Taylor)

Record type: Edison Talking Doll cylinder, brown wax (production design)

Recording date and location: c. February to May 1890, Edison Phonograph Works, West Orange, New Jersey

From collection: Thomas Edison National Historical Park, National Park Service

NPS object catalog number: EDIS 1263

Thomas A. Edison, Incorporated Historical Division catalog number: E-5772-1

Provenance of the cylinder: National Park Service museum curators first cataloged this cylinder in 1967, when it was found attached to a doll mechanism (catalog number EDIS 1262), located in an office room on the third floor of the Edison Laboratory.

Specifications of the cylinder object:

· Outside diameter: 3.0 inch

· Width:0.55 inch

· Groove type: Vertical ; square-cut.

· Groove turns per inch: 65 TPI

Source of the digital audio: The cylinder was digitized on August 27, 2014 at Northeast Document Conservation Center using IRENE-3D scanning technology.

 
 
 
 

Last updated: April 12, 2015

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