Cylinders, phonograph; National Phonograph Co, USA; c1905-1913; CT77.166a-i

Name/Title

Cylinders, phonograph

About this object

Phonograph cylinders; nine phonograph cylinder containers, eight of which still contain phonograph cylinders. Eight of the containers were produced by Edison Records, the ninth being produced by Clarion Records. Each cylinder container is printed in colour with information about the recording and the record producers. Some include a head and shoulders portrait of Thomas Edison himself, or intricate art nouveau styled designs, and slogans such as "Floods the world with melody".

Phonograph cylinders were invented by Thomas Edison in 1877, and were the first medium for recording and playing back sound.

Maker

National Phonograph Co, USA

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Maker

The Premier Mfg Co Ltd, London

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Maker

Edison Records

Maker Role

Producer

Date Made

c1905-1913

Medium and Materials

processed material, paper, cardboard;
processed material, synthetic, plastic, celluloid

Style and Iconography

Styles and Periods, European, Art Nouveau

Technique

printed

Technique

machine-made

Measurements

h 110-130mm x di 65mm

Subject and Association Keywords

music

Credit Line

From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey"

Object Type

equipment

Object number

CT77.166a-i

Rights

All rights reserved

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