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Lambert Cylinders

Lambert Cylinder

A bird in a gilded cage / [Joe Natus?]. Lambert: 120. 190-.

Often known as "Pink Lamberts" because of the dye used in their manufacture, Lambert cylinders, manufactured by the Lambert Co. of Chicago, came in a variety of shades of pink as well as purple, brown and black. The earliest issues, released in 1901, were the first cylinders made of celluloid, which made them much less breakable than wax cylinders. Lambert cylinders were produced until 1905 and are scarce today.

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