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Cylinders Available for Adoption

The cylinders listed below have not been digitized and are available for adoption.

If you would like to "adopt" a particular cylinder, please visit our adopt a cylinder page for instructions.


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Featured Cylinder

The widow Dooley - Ada Jones and Len Spencer. (Edison Standard Record: 10017), [1908].


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Did You Know?
Some instruments recorded better than others with the acoustic recording process. Typically loud instruments like brass recorded well, while softer instruments like violins didn't.

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