This old Edison record is for use on a cylinder phonograph. This Edison Amberol Record is made of a hard, wax material with a metal and cardboard liner. It is marked 4M on the title edge. Four minute records must be played on phonographs that are geared for four minute records and have a reproducer with a diamond stylus.
Around the title end of the record it reads; Pat’d July 29, ’02, 4M. 3193, Song, The Preacher & the Bear. Collins. The comic song which was extremely popular in the early 1900’s is sung by Arthur Collins.
It comes in a cylindrical Edison Amberol box with the image of Thomas Edison on one panel and the National Phonograph Co. patent information on another panel. The box has a soft liner to protect the cylinder. It does not have a lid.
The record is about 4 1/8” long by 2 1/8” in diameter with a tapered inside diameter to fit snuggly on a standard phonograph mandrel. It is in generally good condition with minimal wear. The sound reproduction cannot be guaranteed but from experience, it should play well if used properly and it is being sold as-is. The box shows some age wear and soiling.
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