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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 minstrel boy - James C. McAuliffe. (Edison Gold Moulded Record: 8487), [between 1904 and 1908].


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Did You Know?
In 1905 Columbia introduced its Twentieth Century cylinders which were six inches long and had a playing time of 3 minutes. They were discontinued in 1908 due to poor sales.

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