First a Brief History of early record progress>> Not long after the introduction of the 4-minute wax Amberols, the disadvantages of quick wear came out and were the major reason for further progress of Edison's 4-minute cylinders. The goal of having a cylinder that could withstand countless numbers of playbacks as well as being durable in handling was reached with the introduction of the new "Blue Amberol" cylinders in 1912.
G - #883-0 - This particular Blue Amberol record comes in its original cardboard tube container with the number 2351 and the record title on the lid (Mother's Prayers have Followed Me) by Homer Rodeheaver & Chorus. You can also see that same number and title around the top edge of the cylinder record. The cardboard tube bears the trademark of Thomas A Edison stating "A Product of the Edison Laboratories". The latest patent date on the back of the container is Dec 4, 1917 with a US price of 60 cents. This is a wonderful old piece of recording history that you can treasure and put on display in your home. I have no way of knowing how well this cylinder record plays but will give viewable condition details below>
SIZE: Cylinder record measures 4 1/8" long x 2 3/8" outside diameter
CONDITION: Pre-owned - antique; no chips or obvious scratches to record part itself; inside plaster coating of record has some chips around the bottom end edge but inside of cylinder it is smooth and without chips (see photos); cardboard container shows considerable surface wear to top of lid with label especially but the rest of the cardboard container is in good condition as shown in photos. I have no way of knowing how well this cylinder record actually plays or sounds.
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