These old Edison records are for use on a cylinder phonograph. These are Edison Amberol Records and they are made of a hard wax material and each record is marked 4M on the title edge. These are 4 minute records and must be played on phonographs that are geared for four minute records and that have a reproducer with a diamond stylus. These come in old boxes but they do not have lids. The two records are titled as follows;
4M 3216 - Song – I Feel Religion Comin’ On – Collins - Pat’d July 29, ’02 (1902)
4M 415 – Moonlight in Jungleland – Collins & Harlan – Pat’d
They all come 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 boxes have an original soft liner.
The records are about 4 /8” long and have a tapered inside diameter to fit snuggly on a standard phonograph mandrel. They are in generally good condition with minor wear. There is some chipped wax on the edges, not in the grooved area and no cracks. I have shown the worst chip in the photos. The boxes show age wear and some soiling. Their sound reproduction cannot be guaranteed but from experience, these should play well if used properly and are being sold as-is.
Priced and sold for the two (2).
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