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Object ID # 1957.025.032abc
Object Name Cylinder, Phonograph
Title Edison Blue Amberol Record and Storage Tube
Lexicon category 6: T&E For Communication
Date 1912+
Made Orange, N.J., USA
Place of Origin United States of America
Description This is an "EDISON BLUE AMBEROL RECORD." The cardboard tube itself is covered in blue, gold and white. The portrait on the label of the tube is Thomas A. Edison. The waxy celluloid phonograph cylinder is blue and has the information about the music on the cylinder recorded on the top edge. The tube has information about the music as well written on top of the lid " 1974 / BONNIE DOON / ( YE BANKS AND BRAES ) / (MILLER BURNS) / SOPRANO / MARIE NARELLE." Under this information there is a paragraph about the patent and license regarded making duplicates of the record.
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
Found Derby Township (formerly), Township of Georgian Bluffs, Grey County
Subjects Phonographs
Music