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.
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Last updated: April 12, 2015