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1. Talking Machines& General Books 
(By date of publication)

These books have been collected over a number of years, and mostly deal with Edison, Columbia & other phonographs & various makers of cylinders. Click on thumbnail to view covers full-size.

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"The Fabulous Phonograph"

Roland Gelatt

Library Of Congress Card 65-28306
Published 1965
Appleton Century
REVIEW © www.amazon.com website:
If you read the book, you find out that the first edition actually appeared in the mid-1950's; only the last three chapters were added to an "updated edition" in time for the phonograph's centennial, in 1977. This is not a criticism; it is one of the book's strengths that the author was able to speak with associates of the engineers and inventors who were there to see the various improvements to the phonograph. Mr. Gelatt had something like a fifty-year head start over the researcher who would try to put this book together today, so he got a lot closer to the source. It is doubtful he could have known when the book was published that in five short years, the digital medium that eventually replaced the phonograph in most applications would make its appearance in 1982 in the form of a compact disc. Now it is 2002; the phonograph's 125th year, and the 20-year anniversary of CD in America. This book badly needs an update to include the digital revolution that occurred in the 25 years since it was published, but it is an excellent volume on the phonograph itself and related technologies that came and went along the way. It includes some technical explanations of how the inventions worked, but on a level the layman can understand; it doesn't bog down in jargon. You need not be an engineer to enjoy and learn from it--you can be a student of technology, business, marketing, music, advertising, pop culture, or sociology and still find an angle on the phonograph from your perspective in this book. Well worth seeking out; in fact, I read it in the local library, but am now seeking a copy to keep for reference on my home bookshelf.

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"The Edison Cylinder Phonographs 1877-1929"

George L. Frow
&
Albert F. Sefl
ISBN 0 9505462 2 4
Published 1978
Floprint

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"The Illustrated History of Talking Machines"

Daniel Marty
ISBN 2-88001-108-6
Published 1981
EDITA S. A.
REVIEW © Helmut Weber's website:
A very interesting volume on many aspects of the history of phonographs, gramophones and vintage recordings. There are a lot of valuable photos. Due to the French author there is a certain emphasize on French themes. A German edition exists, too.

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"The Guinness Book Of  Recorded Sound"

Robert & Celia Dearling
ISBN 0-85112-274-4
Published 1984
Guinness Superlatives Ltd
REVIEW © www.albris.com website:
The story of recordings from the wax cylinder to the laser disc. Pp226, sm. 4to, cloth, double column. index, illustrated in colour and b&w.

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"The Edison Phonograph The British Connection"

Frank Andrews
ISBN 0 900883 52 9
Published 1986
Anchor Print/City Of London Phonograph & Gramophone Society
REVIEW © www.clpgs.co.uk website:
An in depth study of Edison and associated businesses in Britain. HB dust jacket, many monochrome illustrations.

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"The  Lost Voice Of Queen Victoria"

Paul Tritton
ISBN 1-873361-11-4
Published 1991
Academy Books
REVIEW © www.clpgs.co.uk website:
The search for the first documented Royal Recording. HB, dust jacket. Recent events prove him right.

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"Phono Graphics - The Visual Paraphernalia Of The Talking Machine"

Arnold Schwartzman
ISBN 0-8118-0302-3
Published 1993
Chronicle Books
REVIEW © www.amazon.com website:
119 pp, provide a celebration of the dazzling array of graphic styles used to adorn and advertise phonographs and phonograph accessories.

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"The Edison Cylinder Phonograph Companion"

George L. Frow
ISBN 0-9606466-1-4
Published 1994
Stationary X-Press
REVIEW © www.phonophan.com website:
The last word on Edison cylinder machines, covers all models. Ever since the 1970s the successive editions of this book have been invaluable to antique phonograph collectors. Full of facts and lots of black-and-white photos. Hardcover

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"The Talking Machine
An Illustrated Compendium 1877-1929"

Timothy Fabrizio & George Paul
ISBN 0-7643-0241-8
Published 1997
Schiffer Publishing
REVIEW © Schiffer Publishing:
People are looking for antiques that can speak to them of an era gone by. At least, that might explain why antique talking machines are among today's hottest collectibles. Names like "Edison" and "Victor" call to mind an era of polished wood, brightly painted morning glory horns, and fascinating machinery. This thorough compendium contains 550 colour photographs showing an incredible variety of external-horn as well as internal-horn talking machines. The authoritative text and up-to-date value guide complement a wealth of visuals, providing a veritable library. Authors Fabrizio and Paul lend over fifty years of combined experience in the field to make The Talking Machine, An Illustrated Compendium 1877-1929 the most accurate and complete work on antique talking machines for the novice or advanced collector. 

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"Columbia Phonograph Companion 
Volume 1"

Howard Hazelcorn
ISBN 0-9606466-5-4
Published 1999
Mulholland Press
REVIEW © www.phonophan.com website:
The alpha and the omega of the Columbia cylinder Graphophone. All models discussed in detail and illustrated, even the most obscure. A must for any antique phonograph collector. A price guide gives current values. Contains articles by such other experts as George F. Paul and Raymond Wile. Hardcover.

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"Antique Phonographs Gadgets, Gizmos & Gimmicks"

Timothy Fabrizio & George Paul
ISBN 0-7643-0733-9
Published 1999
Schiffer Publishing
REVIEW © Schiffer Publishing:
 Antique phonographs enjoyed a vigorous commercial existence 100 years ago. The market they inhabited was as filled with options, accessories, gadgets and gizmos as today's late-night television is populated with slicers, dicers, car waxes and beauty secrets. Collectors have acquired, examined and used these peripherals for years, but little has been written about them. In an effort to reveal more about the fascinating accessories, horns, storage cabinets, advertising and ephemera which surrounded the antique phonograph, the authors have examined nearly 20,000 pages of primary documents, and photographed examples from over 35 collections. Over 500 colour photographs illustrate nearly 700 items from the early years of recorded sound. To finally discover this long-lost aspect of the antique phonograph hobby is something akin to Dorothy's first faltering steps into the Land of Oz. The world is suddenly in Technicolor! There is suddenly more excitement, more romance, more fun--as readers of this book will happily discover.

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"Discovering Antique Phonographs 1877-1929"

Timothy Fabrizio & George Paul
ISBN 0-7643-1048-8
Published 2000
Schiffer Publishing
REVIEW © Schiffer Publishing:
Out of attics and barns, out from under the dust of a century, out of collections far and wide come these spectacular survivors of the phonograph's early years. In 1996, the authors began writing a history of recorded sound. After two successful books, they have continued travelling, researching and documenting these wonderful machines. Few could have imagined how much remained to be discovered! Out of these further explorations, this gorgeous new book has come to life--illustrating entirely different talking machines. Through over 400 beautiful colour illustrations, follow the progress of the acoustic talking machine from its crude beginnings in the 1870s to its most splendid and sophisticated heights in the early 20th century. An unparalleled archive of rare, fascinating, and previously undocumented objects has been assembled. The story behind the beautiful, bright machinery is told through clear and insightful descriptions, revealing many previously unpublished facts. A value guide will further enlighten the collector on the modern marketplace. Be ready to embark on an astounding journey. Prepare to discover the incredible variety and endearing charm of the antique phonograph.

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"Tinfoil Phonographs"

Rene' Rondeau
ISBN 0-9622219-4-5
Published 2001
REVIEW © www.phonophan.com website:
Master researcher Rene Rondeau travelled the globe creating this comprehensive archive of the very EARLIEST sound recording apparatus: "Tinfoil Phonographs," so called because they recorded by indenting sheets of tinfoil. This first chapter of recorded sound history lasted about ten years, beginning in 1878, but surviving artefacts are fabulously rare. Mr. Rondeau provides detailed, close up, b & w photos of every significant example of Tinfoil Phonograph known to exist. Plus lots of historical data. Quality-size paperback, 168 pages. Packed with illustrations.

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"Antique Phonograph Advertising"

Timothy Fabrizio & George Paul
ISBN 0-7643-1517-X
Published 2002
Schiffer Publishing
REVIEW © Schiffer Publishing:
 In this, their fifth collaboration, award-winning authors Timothy C. Fabrizio and George F. Paul examine the fascinating and collectible field of phonograph advertising. Whether pragmatic, inspirational, or merely avaricious, talking machine promotion assumed a variety of mantles during its first fifty years. Charming trade cards, brightly lithographed posters, flamboyant letterheads, and a wide variety of bizarre objects emblazoned with marketing slogans were used to sell phonographs and records during the 1877-1929 period. Additionally, phonograph records were used as a medium for promoting products as disparate as toothpaste, automobiles, and presidents. Indulge yourself with this visual feast of 450 colour illustrations of phonograph and record marketing from yesteryear, plus detailed captions, values, and an insightful text

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"Antique Phonographs Accessories & Contraptions"

Timothy Fabrizio & George Paul
ISBN 0-7643-1763-6
Published 2003
Schiffer Publishing
REVIEW © Schiffer Publishing:
Antique phonographs enjoyed a vigorous commercial existence 100 years ago. The market they inhabited was as filled with options, accessories, gadgets and gizmos as today's late-night television is populated with slicers, dicers, car waxes and beauty secrets. Collectors have acquired, examined and used these peripherals for years, but little has been written about them. In an effort to reveal more about the fascinating accessories, horns, storage cabinets, advertising and ephemera which surrounded the antique phonograph, the authors have examined nearly 20,000 pages of primary documents, and photographed examples from over 35 collections. Over 500 colour photographs illustrate nearly 700 items from the early years of recorded sound. To finally discover this long-lost aspect of the antique phonograph hobby is something akin to Dorothy's first faltering steps into the Land of Oz. The world is suddenly in Technicolor! There is suddenly more excitement, more romance, more fun--as readers of this book will happily discover.

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"The Compleat Talking Machine (Fourth Edition)"

Eric L. Reiss
ISBN 1-886606-18-8
Published 2003
Sonoran Publishing
REVIEW © www.phonophan.com website:
The only real maintenance and restoration guide in the field. Now available in a brand new, fourth edition. The same great information, with an updated price guide



2. Cylinder-o-graphies

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"Comprehensive Cylinder Index, Part 3
Edison Blue Amberols"

Duane D. Deakins
NO ISBN
Published 1959
Unknown Publisher
This index is the famous Dr. Duane Deakins' list of cylinders, completed in 1960

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"A Catalogue Of  'Sterling' Records"

Sydney H. Carter
/ Frank Andrews
SBN 902338 22 6
Published 1975
Talking Machine Review
REVIEW © www.clpgs.co.uk website:
Numerical listing of company with illustrations. History introduction by Frank Andrews.

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"A Catalogue Of  'Clarion' & 'Ebinoid' Records"

Sydney H. Carter
/ Frank Andrews
SBN 902338 29 3
Published 1977
Talking Machine Review
REVIEW © www.clpgs.co.uk website:
A numerical listing by Sydney Carter.

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"Edison Bell Cylinders - A Listing"

Sydney H. Carter
/ Frank Andrews
SBN 902338 31 5
Published 1977
Talking Machine Review
REVIEW © www.clpgs.co.uk website:
A numerical listing of Gold Moulded recordings from 1904-1913. large format stapled paperback.

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"Billy Williams Records: A Study In Discography"

Frank Andrews
& Ernie Bayly
SBN 902338 02 1
Published 1982
Talking Machine Review
REVIEW © www.clpgs.co.uk website:
A complete discography with cross index notes, rare monochrome illustrations an elderly but popular item with Members

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"Edison Cylinder Records, 1889-1912"
by
Allen Koenigsberg
ISBN 0937612073
Published 1987
REVIEW © www.amazon.com & author's websites:
This is the most complete work on the earliest history of recorded sound, covering the phonograph from its invention as a novelty to an established industry. New material is continually being added, and readers are invited to contact the author with any questions about early records or phonographs. Covers over 10,000 wax cylinders, 2" & 5", 2-minute & 4-minute, brown and black wax, labels.

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"The Sir Harry Lauder Discography"

Darrell Baker 
& Larry F. Kiner
ISBN 0-8108-2384-5
Published 1990
The Scarecrow Press
REVIEW © www.amazon.co.uk website:
Lauder (1870-1950), the Scottish singer, actor, and songwriter, was a famed silent film actor and star of both American vaudeville and British music hall. In addition to providing a complete discography, this illustrated reference offers a biographical sketch, a complete filmography, an extensive biography.

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"Edison Blue Amberol Recordings, 1912-1914"

Ronald Dethlefson
ISBN 0-9606466-3-4
Published 1997
Stationary X-Press
REVIEW © www.phonophan.com website:
The story of Edison's famous cobalt-coloured records, and reprints of the descriptive record slips which accompanied them for the first years of production. VOLUME 1 of the two volume series

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"Edison Blue Amberol Recordings, 1912-1914: Companion Volume"

Ronald Dethlefson
ISBN 0-9606466-4-4
Published 1997
Stationary X-Press

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"Edison Blue Amberol Recordings, 1915-1929"

Ronald Dethlefson
ISBN 0-9606466-4-4
Published 1999
Mulholland Press
REVIEW © www.phonophan.com website:
504 pages in massive softcover. Until this new edition was issued recently, original copies of the out-of-print edition were selling for phenomenal prices! Illustrations from original documents. Anyone interested in cylinder records should own a copy of this large, well-produced work. Packed with information.

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"Cylinder Lists: Columbia Brown Wax, XP, 20th Century BC & Indestructible - Extra Pages Added"

Duane Deakins
NO ISBN
Reprinted 2000
Tim Gracyk
REVIEW © Tim Gracyk's Home Page website:
Rare cylinder & phonograph industry information is reprinted in one handy book of 220 pages. Listed are all known brown wax Columbia cylinders, two-minute black wax Columbia cylinders, and celluloid Indestructible cylinders. Starts off with a Columbia Phonograph Company catalogue dated November 1896, followed by a 60 page section listing Columbia's brown wax and two-minute black wax cylinders, followed by a list of Twentieth Century cylinders (these are Columbia's LONG cylinders, very rare), followed by Duane Deakin's index to Indestructible cylinders, followed by dozens of great pages from the trade journal Talking Machine World.

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"Index To US Everlasting Cylinders
- Extra Pages Added"

Duane Deakins
NO ISBN
Reprinted 2000
Tim Gracyk
REVIEW © Tim Gracyk's Home Page website:
Book includes an accurate 25-page index (compiled by Duane Deakins around 1960) giving all titles and artists on U-S Everlasting cylinders; next, a 1924 booklet from the Victor company titled "Instructions for the Setting-up, Operation & Care of the Victrola"; a rare catalogue (several pages) of the American Record Company (this is the company that used the image of an Indian on the record labels); a rare Zon-o-phone catalogue dated July 1906 (several pages); two personal letters sent by Vernon Dalhart in 1925; a letter to Theodore Edison about radio frequency bands; an interesting letter dated 1911 from Victor's Eldridge R. Johnson to the Edison Company (about legal and other matters); a letter from the Edison company to Johnson; a multi-page memo dated Oct. 5, 1911, from an Edison executive (Frank L. Dyer, President of the company) urging inventor Thomas A. Edison to merge the Edison company with the Columbia Graphophone Company (Edison declined, obviously--this is a fascinating memo since it describes in detail the state of Columbia at this time and the state of Edison's company); dozens of pages from Talking Machine World about everything under the sun regarding phonographs, needles manufacturers, record artists. Information about Delphion phonographs, the Motorola device (this winds machines), new blues records issued by the Arto Record Company (photo of Lucille Hegamin), new Sonora phonographs introduced, article announcing Al Jolson signing with Brunswick (Feb. 1924), article on members of the Okeh recording lab going to Chicago to make records (July 1924--Arthur Bergh managed the lab at this time, Fred Hager having resigned), article on Gennett issuing records of "Old Time Mountain Tunes," article on Victor making records in Atlanta, Georgia (June 1927), etc. State of the art xeroxing technology used, spiral binding.

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"Edison Blue Amberol By Number (Second Edition)"

W.S. & R.K. Wimmer
ISBN 0-9709961-0-1
Published 2001
Wimmer Publishing Company.
Contact publisher wimmerpublishingco@starband.net
Review ©
Geo. M. Meiser, IX, president of the Historical Society of Berks County, PA.
In years gone by, there have been collectors' publications that listed Blue Amberol selections alphabetically (not unlike the original catalogs) or listed the recordings by artist, neither of which is very helpful in view of the fact that dealers frequently list recordings only by number. That being the case, the Wimmers' "Edison Blue Amberol" compilation is an absolute necessity for the serious collector. 

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"Edison Blue Amberol By Title"

W.S. & R.K. Wimmer
ISBN 0-9709961-1-X
Published 2002
Wimmer Publishing Company.
Contact publisher wimmerpublishingco@starband.net
Review ©
Geo. M. Meiser, IX, president of the Historical Society of Berks County, PA.
In years gone by, there have been collectors' publications that listed Blue Amberol selections alphabetically (not unlike the original catalogs) or listed the recordings by artist, neither of which is very helpful in view of the fact that dealers frequently list recordings only by number. That being the case, the Wimmers' "Edison Blue Amberol" compilation is an absolute necessity for the serious collector.

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"Edison Blue Amberol By Artist"

W.S. & R.K. Wimmer
ISBN 0-9709961-2-8
Published 2002
Wimmer Publishing Company.
Contact publisher wimmerpublishingco@starband.net
Review ©
Geo. M. Meiser, IX, president of the Historical Society of Berks County, PA.
In years gone by, there have been collectors' publications that listed Blue Amberol selections alphabetically (not unlike the original catalogs) or listed the recordings by artist, neither of which is very helpful in view of the fact that dealers frequently list recordings only by number. That being the case, the Wimmers' "Edison Blue Amberol" compilation is an absolute necessity for the serious collector.

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"Edison, Lambert Concert Records & Columbia Grand Records and Related Phonographs"

George A. Copeland & Ron Dethlefson
ISBN 0-9606466-8-4
Published 2004
Mulholland Press.
Contact publisher r2deth@pacbell.net

Review © Ron Dethlefson. The Five-Inch Cylinder Book, development & discography 1898-1911. 148 pages with 156 illustrations by Dethlefson / Copeland



3. LP Recordings Of Early Cylinders

These LP records contain transfers of both rare (19th century) recordings & later "popular" selections from the early 20th Century. You may find copies on auction websites such as www.ebay.com, from time to time. Click on thumbnail to view covers and track lists full-size.

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"The Wonder Of The Age - Mr Edison's New Talking Machine"
Argo Records

ZPR 122-3 (2 record set)
1970
ZPR122 (Disc1) - The Wonder Of The Age - Side 1
THE WONDER OF THE AGE
SAM MAYO: `Put That Gramophone Record On Again' (Sam Mayo)
A Little Affair Of Metal (K Darezeaki Music) 
Mister Edison's Workshop
The Familiar Voices Of The Dead
FLORENCE .NIGHTINGALE: WILLIAM EWART GLADSTONE: LORD STANLEY: P. T. BARNUM:
TRUMPETER KENNETH LANDFRIED. 
Edison Phonograph advertisement
The Practical Use Of The Phonograph 
The Real Music Of The Future
SIR ARTHUR SULLIVAN: `I am Amazed and Terrified . . . ' 
BILLY GOLDEN: `Turkey In The Straw'
The First Gramophone Record (a)
SO USA'S BAND: `There'll Be a Hot Time In The Old Town Tonight' Phonographic reporting (Theo Metz) (F.D.H.) 
Phonograph versus Gramophone
Unlimited copies of one record (g) 
A Visit To a Disc Factory
HOME GUARDS BAND: Lend Me Your Aid (from `La Reine de Saba') 
A Great Phonograph enthusiast
Forgery of Voices
The Greenhill Clockwork Motor 
Cats!
An old minstrel man (a)
BURT SHEPARD: `Auction Sale of a Piano' 
The Stumbling Block (a)
Introduction to the Studio (b)
RUSSELL HUNTING: `Troubles of a German Street Band'
ZPR122 (Disc1) - The Wonder Of The Age - Side 2
LET'S HAVE A SONG ON THE GRAMOPHONE
Catering to the lower types
MARIE LLOYD: `A Little Of What You Fancy' (G. Arthurs & F. W. Leigh) 
A Blush to the cheeks (F.D,H.) 
Pirate tactics (c)
George Mozart (b)
GEORGE FORMBY: The difficulties of recording 
HARRY CHAMPION: 'P.C. Green' (Cop. Con.) 
The master records did not last (c) 
Neophone records (b)
PREMIER CONCERT ORCHESTRA: Suppe: `Light Cavalary' -Overture Advertisements 1903-1906
The stridency of its infancy (b) 
Pathe advertisement
ENRICO CARUSO: `Tu Non Vuoi Pin Bene' 
1904 Court Case
INNOVATIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS
STANLEY KIRKBY: `When The Gramophone Shop Caught Fire' (M. Scott)
The Telegraphone (Cop. Con.) 
Talking tapes, the records of the future
THOMAS ALVA EDISON: Speech to 1908 Electrical Exhibition 
THE BUSKING BAND: `The Busking Band Contest' 
Changing from zinc etching (a)
The Multiplex Grand Graphophone 
The double-sided disc
A Defective machine 
1905 Court Case 
Instruments of Torture 
BILLY GOLDEN: `Whistling Pete' (Y. A. Greenwood) (Wright and Round) Music Fit for a scrap-heap!
THE CARRIAGE TRADE
The Gramophone and Typewriter Limited
FRANCESCO TAMAGNO: Verdi: `Il Trovatore': Di Quella Pira 
Is a pound too much?
I now took gramophones seriously (h)
NELLIE MELBA: `Nymphs et Sylvains' (Bemberg) (United Music Pub. Ltd.) The Ideal Woman (h)

 

ZPR123 (Disc2) - The Wonder Of The Age - Side 1
THE CARRIAGE TRADE (Part Two)
Letter from Sir J. G. Tollemache-Sinclair
ALBERT WHELAN: `Sympathy' (0. Straus) (Feldman) 
The Hampstead Board of Guardians
I read in the Daily Mail
Letter from Adelina Patti-Cederstrom
ADELINA PATTI: Mozart: `Don Giovanni' -Batti Batti. piano accompaniment by LANDON RONALD
One Hundred Disc Graphophones 
The Copyright Protection Society
The Gramophone as an Educational Force 
PABL0 DE SARASATE: Sarasate: `Ziguenerweisen'
THE GREAT WAR
HARRISON LATIMER: 'Your King and Country Need You' (Peter & Trevor) F.D.H.
Keep the Trade Flag Flying 
Message from the Gramophone Company 
Patriotism, Not Spite!
Message to Edison-Bell employees 
The City Of London Regiment 
Regal War Records
VIOLET LORRAINE: `Three Cheers For Little Belgium' (Wilmott, Mark & Darewski) (F.D.H)
Belgian refugees 
Records for the Fleet! 
HORATIO BOTTOMLEY Albert Hall Speech, 1915 
The greatest Patriotic Catalogue of All!
HARRY FAY: `Somebody's Boy Is Out At The Front' (Wright) Lawrence Wright Music
GAS SHELL BOMBARDMENT: By the Royal Garrison Artillery, prior to entering Lille, 9 October 1918
The Publisher's Association
A Decca Romance (Christopher Stone) (e)
PETER DAWSON: `The Tanks That Broke The Ranks' (Castling & Carlton) (Feldman)
Letter from F. K. Cox
THE GRAND PEACE RECORD: Intro: `Arrival of the troops in London; 'When Tommie Comes Marching Home'; `Home Sweet Home'; `The British Grenadiers-; `Rule Britannia'.
ERNESTINE SCHUMANN-HEINK: Speech 
Company report, November 1918
ZPR123 (Disc2) - The Wonder Of The Age - Side 2
DANCE CRAZY
Who doesn't know how to dance?
ORIGINAL DIXIELAND JASS BAND: `Dixie Jass Band One Step'
(Cop. Con.) 
Jazz Dancing-an influence for evil! (d) 
A texture of quaint effects
MAYFIELD DANCE ORCHESTRA: `Im Gonna Bring a Water Melon'
(C. Conrad & B. Rose) (Feldman) 
The Power of the Needle (Fay Compton) (e)
DO IT YOURSELF
The Duophone (e)
CARNIVAL DANCE BAND: `Eddie Steady' (E. Cantor) (F.D.H.) 
Horns (f)
The Velvet Polishing Pad (f) 
Portables (f)
The Deaf (f) 
Needles (f) 
Electric Drive 
The Photophone 
Married to a Gramophile (`Scrutatress') (e) 
The New Instruments
Even The Most Cynical (Compton Mackenzie) (e) 
Epigramophones (Hilaire Belloc) (e)
GEORGE BERNARD SHAW: Extract from `Spoken English and Broken English' (reproduced by kind permission of the Linguaphone Institute)
CERTAIN PATENTS
Wireless Broadcasting
Our Lizzie Gets a Gramophone (Helena Millais) (j)
ANDERSON TYRER: piano, with THE BRITISH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Conducted by DR. ADRIAN C. BOULT.
Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat (3rd Movement) 
Things hitherto unbelievable (a)
JOHN BARBIROLLI AND HIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: Wagner. `The Flying Dutchman'-Overture
Making Gramophone History (i) 
Certain patents
The Brunswick Light Ray method
AUBREY BRAIN with the ROYAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 2. K417
A remarkably stereoscopic effect (Compton Mackenzie) (e) 
Letters for and against (e)
The uses and resources of a gramophone (Fay Compton) (e) 
A Riddle (1898)

 

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"Phono-Cylinders Volume 1"
Folkways Records

FS 3886
1961
(These may be available on CD at http://www.folkways.si.edu/index.html)

Track

Cat. / Maker

Title (Volume 1)

Artist

1

835
Lambert

Second Selection from ďA Country GirlĒ

London Regimental Band

2

2777
Edison

Daybreak At Calamity Farm

Len Spencer & Gilbert Girard

3

Special
Edison

Tramp, Tramp, Tramp

Byron G Harlan, Frank C. Stanley

4

9707 Edison

Dream Of The Rarebit Fiend

Edison Military Band

5

9923
Edison

Immortality (Excerpt from lecture ďThe Prince Of Peace)

William Jennings Bryan

6

9103 Edison

The Village Seamstress

Elene Foster

7

1141 Ind.

Kerry Mills Barn Dance

Band

8

689 Ind.

The Ragtime Drummer

James Lent

9

23232
Columbia

Iím Afraid To Come Home In The Dark

Arthur Collins

10

10000 Edison

Unlawful Trusts

William Howard Taft

11

4M-3268 Ind.

When I Was 21 & You Were Sweet 16

Walter Van Brunt

12

Special
Edison

Hermitís Bell Overture (Maillart)

American Symphonie Orchestra

13

9315 Edison

Waiting At The Church

Ada Jones

14

32230
Columbia

Rip Van Winkle Meets Meenie

Joseph Jefferson

 

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"Phono-Cylinders Volume 2"
Folkways Records

FS 3887
1961
(These may be available on CD at http://www.folkways.si.edu/index.html)

Track

Cat. / Maker

Title (Volume 2)

Artist

1

9619 Edison

In The Good Old Steamboat Days

Murray K Hill

2

825 Ind.

Thatís Where I Come In

Edward M. Favor

3

3708 Edison

Farmer & The Business

Theodore Roosevelt

4

10121 Edison

A Confidential Chat

Press Eldridge

5

9948 Edison

Old Daddy Pegleg

New York Military Band

6

9837
Edison

The Girl Who Threw Me Down

Edward M. Favor & Chorus

7

979
Ind.

I Used To Be Afraid To Come Home In The Dark

Billy Murray

8

4004 Edison

Laughing Song

George W. Johnson

9

9534 Edison

Iíve Told His Missus All About Him

Helen Trix

10

2277 Edison

The Baseball Girl

Miss Ray Cox

11

2M-413 US Ever.

For You Alone

12

9615 Edison

Street Piano Medley

August Molinari

13

9434 Edison

Mouse & The Clock

Edison Concert Band

14

870
Ind.

House Cleaning Time

Ada Jones & Len Spencer

15

2320 Edison

B.P.O.E. (Elkís Song)

Nat M. Wills

 

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"Dawn Of A Century, Volume 1"
World Record Club
WRC - R 03274
Date unknown

Track

Cat. / Maker

Title (Side 1)

Artist

1

America (My Country 'tis of Thee)

Arthur Middleton (baritone) and chorus

2

Edison BA 1897

Waiting for the Robert E. Lee

Collins & Harlan

3

Edison BA 3756

Let Us Not Forget the first time Edison's voice was recorded! (A Message to the American People)

Thomas A. Edison

4

Edison BA 3072

Eyes Have a Language of Their Own

Irving Kaufman and Chorus of Girls

5

Edison BA 2351

Mother's Prayers Have Followed Me

Homer Radeheaver and Chorus

6

Edison BA 1513

Just That You Are You

Van Brunt

7

Edison BA 23044

The Miner's Dream of Home

Peter Dawson

 

Track

Cat. / Maker

Title (Side 2)

Artist

1

Edison BA 1713

The Vacant Chair (G.F. Root)

Elisabeth Spencer (Soprano) & Chorus

2

Edison BA 3826

Luxembourg Waltz (From "Count of Luxembourg" - Lehar) Whistling with Orchestra

Sanderson Fagan

3

Edison BA 2486

Rule Brittania (Dr. Thomas Augustine Arne)

Band, Baritone and Chorus (Albert Farrington)

4

Edison BA 1888

Marching Through Georgia

Frederick J. Wheeler and Chorus

5

Edison BA 1821

I Love a Lassie

Harry Lauder

6

Edison BA 4455

April Showers - Medley Fox Trot (Intro: "Down South" from Al Jolson's "Bambo")

Club de Vingt Orchestra

 




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