Prior to 1902, Typical Early Edison Brown waxes run at 144 RPM's... but other makers could run a wax cylinder anywhere in the range of 120 to 144 RPM's. It would be in that range. Edison was more standard at 144 RPM's though. If you don't know who the maker of the Early Brown or White wax cylinder is, You'll have to experiment with the cylinder between 120 to 144 RPM's. That is also the reason why older earlier Edison 2 minute Wax cylinder machines have their "External Speed Control Knobs" up top above the bedplates before they were moved below the bedplates after 1902.
Last Edit: Jul 14, 2016 1:30:51 GMT -5 by nefaurora
The label you show dates from 1899-1900 and to my knowledge is the first actual label on Edison records, the earliest one does not have Edison's picture and about 1900 they added his photo, and the box used until 1901 when a gray blue box was used. I believe that prior to 1899 there was no label on the box, it was just a brown pasteboard box, the announcement and record ticket made it an Edison record. The earlier National Phonograph Co. tickets are usually a green paper with old English style on top, and then block type for the title and artist, record no.