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Here are over 40 cylinder recordings from the early 1900s @ Archive.org – “The cylinder recordings available here are an online project started in 1998 by Norman Bruderhofer, a phonograph collector and audio preservationist from Berlin. Dedicated to the invention and development of the phonograph, the Cylinder Archive serves as a detailed source of information for hobbyists. One component of Bruderhofer’s project is a monthly release of a new cylinder recording. The releases are produced by carefully filtering electronic transfers from the original cylinder recording. Altogether, these recordings provide a syllabus of recorded sound that ranges roughly from the 1890s to the 1920s.

The easiest and most entertaining way to learn about the heritage of recorded music is to tap the main source itself, the original recordings, which provide a window on a time that has been closed for a century.” [via] – Link.

Related:

  • The Cylinder Archive – Link.
  • Cylinder preservation and digitization project – Link.
  • Berliner Gramaphone Kit and Edison Cylinder Kit – Link.
  • Very early recorded sounds… – Link.