Phonograph recording cylinder

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Date Introduced
1930 ca.
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
overall: 6 1/2 in x 2 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in
Manufacturer
Standard Record
Credit Line
© Mark Richards
Location
US
Object ID
102678045
Memory Type
Cylinder

These wax tubes for a cylinder phonograph could record and play back speech or music. Cylinders were still used in offices for dictation machines until the end of WWII.