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Object ID # 1957.025.024abc
Object Name Cylinder, Phonograph
Lexicon category 6: T&E For Communication
Date c. 1900
Made Orange, N.J., USA
Description One orange, white and gold cardboard phonograph cylindar tube and lid with "EDISON SPECIAL AMBEROL RECORD FOUR MINUTE" printed on the front label with a portrait of Thomas A Edison. Around this portrait is printed "Copyrigght 1900 by The National Phonograph Co., Orange, N.J., U.S.A." The cylindar inside is black celliod. One the top is printed "D11 / THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD / IS JESUS / (P. P. BLISS ) / SACRED / EDISON MIXED QUARTETTE" as well as " THIS RECORD SHOULD RUN 160REVOLUTIONS PER MINUTE-NOT FASTER OR SLOWER."
Provenance The phonograph cylindar originally belonged to a J. J. Fleming of Grey County (likely resided in Derby Township).
Later owned by Mrs. Stuart Vanstone (E. L. Vanstone, also known as Leslie Vanstone), resided at R.R.#4, Owen Sound, Grey County at the time of accession, and by her daughter, Patricia Vanstone.
Edison Amberol records were introduced in 1912. The Edison Amberola 30 phonograph model was introduced in February, 1915. One collector on the internet mentions that Amberola 30s were kept in production until 1929.
Collection Musical Instruments & Accessories Collection
Material Cardboard/Ink
Dimensions L-4.567 Dia-2.559 inches