In a message dated 5/11/07 5:48:23 PM Eastern Daylight Time, [log in to unmask] 

> To support a response to an article in a sort of e-zine, I have reposted at
> a page of my WWW site of some years ago. In 1966, the great dramatic 
> soprano Birgit Nilsson recorded a portion of an aria on an Edison 
> cylinder machine of about 1895; 

It's a bit later than that.  It's an ordinary Edison two-minute Home (ca. 
1903? I don't know much about machines) with a four-minute attachment.  It takes 
a model "C" reproducer for two-minute cylinders and an "H" (I think) for 
four-minute cylindners.

Paul Charosh

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