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


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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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