Post by collector60490 on Apr 25, 2017 16:27:28 GMT -5
I accidentally posted this in the wrong area... call me a Newbie... but here is the question: I recently purchased a lot of 160 Amberols for my Edison players (It was a steal because they were inside a cabinet I was buying made to hold that many! The guy threw in the cylinders for free!) and the lot included 31 black wax (?) cylinders. These are VERY fragile, unlike the blue Amberols that can take a beating, relatively speaking. Not all of them have the Edison trade mark, and those that don't, look the same, but they have no numbers on them, just titles... and at the top, inside there is a metal ring. My question is..what are these? And who made them? Any ideas? These are all 4 minute cylinders and are marks 4M on the labels, but they do not have a manufacturers name.... Many thanks in advance!
Post by collector60490 on Apr 26, 2017 15:33:18 GMT -5
Many thanks! It looks like those with the metal ring are indestructible cylinders... I must say I've fallen in love with these Edison cylinder players, so much so that I sold my Victrola to a friend and now have four versions of the Edison players! They are a pure joy to listen to!
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