Thanks for the additional information. Are we able to say what is the title
of this tin doll cylinder from "late 1888"? Has it been restored and/or
are we able to hear it?
In a message dated 5/7/2015 2:14:42 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
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the earliest doll recording that *survives* is from late 1888. It is a
tin cylinder, rather than wax. See reference:
> “Dolls That Really Talk,” New York Evening Sun, November 22, 1888 (TAED
SC88130a; TAEM 146:357).