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Object ID # 1957.025.017abc
Object Name Cylinder, Phonograph
Title Edison Amberol Record & Storage Tube
Lexicon category 6: T&E For Communication
Date c. 1912
Year Range from 1912
Year Range to 1929
Made Orange, N.J., USA
Place of Origin United States of America
Description One green, white and gold cardboard phonograph cylinder tube and lid with "EDISON AMBEROL RECORD FOUR MINUTE" printed on the front label with a portrait of Thomas A Edison. Around this portrait is printed "Copyright 1900 by The National Phonograph Co., Orange, N.J., U.S.A." The cylinder tube contains one dark blue waxy celluloid phonograph cylinder with the title of the song printed on the top rim. On the top of the tube is printed "25 / A HUNTING SCENE / (BUCALOSSI) / EDISON MILITARY BAND."
Provenance Manufactured at Orange, New Jersey, by The National Phonograph Co. The last patent date listed on the tube is 1908. The item 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), who 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
Found Derby Township (formerly), Township of Georgian Bluffs, Grey County
Subjects Music