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A Childhood Dream, A Sunny Obscurity and the Unexpected

When my cousin passed away several years ago, I inherited his Edison (Cylinder) Home Phonograph with Cygnet Horn along with a number of early recordings specifically designed for the unit. 1,008 more words


Video of an 1890s film reunited with its sound from an Edison phonograph

The video below shows a clip of a man playing violin into a recording horn which is capturing his sound onto an Edison phonograph (wax cylinder) with two men dancing to the music, and the scene is recorded motion picture-ly with a Kinetoscope. 208 more words

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More Bad Advice from a Thrift Store

These are photos of two sides of the same Edison record (Anna Case 80757-L “Rejoice Greatly,” and 80757-R “These Are They”).

I bought this Edison record today from a thrift store in southern Alabama, and as I was purchasing it, the shopkeeper gave me some dreadfully bad advice.  430 more words


John Fechino’s Antique Music Collection

John Fechino is one of my favorite types of collectors. He has an amazing story for just about every single item in his special collection. He told me about some of his unique items over an email and I felt that this interview deserved more than a Q&A…this interview deserved a house call! 952 more words


Phonograph Demonstration by John Kurdyla | Edison & Ford Winter Estates

John Kurdyla, guest curator and phonograph collector, working with a replica of the 1927 Kruesi Phonograph at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers, FL. 44 more words