Howdy, I’m new to the discussion board and was wondering if anyone knows of any titles that have an aviation theme. I have ordered one Lindbergh disc from ebay recently but have not received it yet. I help manage an aviation museum in St. Louis that is focused on the display of aircraft from the era of Edison’s Diamond Discs. My father has recently had the cabinet of his Edison player refurbished and the mechanism still does a good job playing the discs that came with it nearly 60 years ago. With all this Covid19 time on our hands, we thought we would search for some other interesting discs to play in the museum display hangar and maybe put on our YouTube link. Thanks in advance for any help.
Post by lucius1958 on Apr 19, 2020 22:12:22 GMT -5
Unfortunately, all I've got is a 4 minute Blue Amberol cylinder of "Come, Josephine, in My Flying Machine", and a cracked wax cylinder of "Zep Green's Airship". I wish you luck in your search.
You might have a better chance by posting in the "Yankee Trader" section of the Talking Machine Forum: this site is something of a ghost town now, with a few of us checking in from time to time to redirect newcomers, and to proffer what advice we can.
Thanks BillS, I appreciate the note. I was thinking of joining the other forum as well this week. We have never had a cylinder player but now I now of a title thanks to your post. Maybe I’ll keep my eye out for a good one but I rarely see them for sale. I grew up with the C19 at my parent’s but I’m learning a lot about these Diamond Discs and the specifics of the reproducing head. There is a lot about the history of the Edison players and the discs that I did not know. I suppose I’m likely to have better luck looking for aviation titles if I look at the Victrola disc titles? Of course in that case, I’m going to need a Victrola player.