My wife just gifted me with a very nice Columbia Type B cylinder player (thank you wife). We already own a Edison Diamond Disc and a couple of early phonograph but I have no experience with cylinder players. The player came with several Edison Gold Moulded cylinders, a few Columbia Indestructibles and one Edison Blue Amberol. My first question -- which cylinders can I play with this machine and which one can I not play? Also, are there different reproducers for playing different types of cylinders or just a standard reproducer?
Your Type B Graphophone (often called an "Eagle") plays 2-minute cylinders. The Edison Blue Amberol is a 4-minute, as are any of the Indestructibles that are marked "4M". The standard reproducer will play 2-minute cylinders.