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Object Name:
Phonograph, Cylinder
Object ID:
2016.020.002
Date:
circa1900s
Description:
Phonograph Cylinder Box which has a light brown tinge to it and on the front part there is a picture of a lady in blue standing next to a phonograph. She is holding an American flag and in front of her there is an eagle. On the front part of the box it has "TALKING MACHINE RECORD EXTRA LOUD—HIGHSPEED COLUMBIA PHONOGRAPH COMPANY, MAKERS OF THE FAMOUS COLUMBIA RECORDS". On one side it has "COLUMBIA RECORD, U.S. Letters Patent July 5, 1898; June 13, 1899; Sept. 17, 1901; March 10, 1903; Nov 25, 1902. NOTICE TO PURCHASERS OF COLUMBIA RECORDS, GRAPHOPHONES AND BLANKS. ALL COLUMBIA Records, Graphophones, and Blanks are manufactured under certain patents and licensed or sold subject to conditions and restrictions as to the persons to and the prices at which they may be resold by any person into whose hands they come. Any violation of such conditions or restrictions makes the seller or user liable as an infringer of said patents. The price of this record is twenty—five [25] cents. No sale below that price is authorized." On the back of the box it has "NEW YORK, CHICARGO, BOSTON, PHILADELPHIA, BALTIMORE, WASHINGTON SAN FRANCISCO, INDIANAPOLIS, KANSAS CITY, DENVER, CLEVELAND, PITTSBURGH, ST. LOUIS, DETROIT, MINNEAPOLIS, MILWAUKEE, BUFFALO, PORTLAND, NEW ORLEANS, LOS ANGELES, CINCINNATI, PATERSON, BROOKLYN, JERSEY BITY, SPRINGFIELD, BRIDGEPORT, TERRE HAUTE, ST. PAUL, OMAHA, SEATTLE, SACRAMENTO, ALTANTA, SCRANTON, LINCOLN, MEMPHIS, OAKLAND, LONDON, ST, PETERSBURG, HAMBURG, SHANGHAI, PEORIA, LOWELL, PARIS, VIENNA, GLASGOW, SYDNEY, DUBUQUE, TORONTO, BERLIN, MILAN, CARDIFF, HONG KONG. Around the box near the top and bottom there is a light blue flower pattern. In side the box is the cylinder which is a dark brown colour, with some words that can be depicted along the top edge which are, "COLUMBIA (TALKING DESCRIPTIVE)". The lid on the top of the box has the words "Edison Record" and may not be the correct lid for this box.
Title:
Columbia Phonograph Cylinder Box
Dimensions:
H—11 W—6.7 Cir—21.5 cm
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