{Vintage} - Edison Phonograph wax cylinders, (1908)
{Vintage} - Edison Phonograph wax cylinders, (1908)
{Vintage} - Edison Phonograph wax cylinders, (1908)
{Vintage} - Edison Phonograph wax cylinders, (1908)
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{Vintage} - Edison Phonograph wax cylinders, (1908)

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Before there were vinyl records, there were wax cylinders like these Edison phonograph cylinders, each one containing one song. The "gold moulded" process, invented by Edison and his team in 1902, changed how cylinders were made. Previously, a recording artist had to perform in front of a phonograph all day to be recorded. Each performance was recorded onto one cylinder, and no copies could be made. Edison came up with the idea of creating a metal "master" recording that could then be copied, a concept still in use today. Traces of gold were in the master, hence the term "gold moulding." Edison himself invented the phonograph, a hitherto unheard-of device that shocked the world with its ability to record and play back sounds.

Each cylinder comes in its original protective case. Some cylinders might not be playable because they date to 1908 and have suffered some damage in storage. 

Made at the Edison Laboratory, Orange Park, New Jersey, USA


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Size Chart (in cm.)

Shoulders Pit-to-Pit Waist Sleeve Length
Small 40 96 96 60.5 67
Medium 41.5 99 99 61.5 69
Large 43 102 102 62.5 71
XL 44.5 105 105 63.6 73
XXL 46 108 108 64.5 75