OK, I found the details about the Pavek and Edison recording. Apparently Steve Raymer at the Pavek 
can use their replica Edison recorder. In 2013, he participated in an event called "The Science of 
Sound" at the Minnesota Science Museum, bringing the Pavek's Edison recorder, an Edison player, and 
new-production wax blanks made by Paul Morris Co of England (according to Steve, still available as 
of late 2013). At the Minnesota Museum of Science, Raymer successfully recorded and played back 
recordings, including of a local lady with an excellent operatic voice. In the Pavek Museum 
newsletter of July-September 2013, Steve specifically thanks ARSC contributor Nick Bergh for help 
getting the Pavek equipped and able to record cylinders.

So, Richard Grimes, you should definitely reach out to Steve Raymer at the Pavek Museum in St. Paul 

-- Tom Fine

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael Shoshani" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2014 8:33 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Edison recording techniques?

> On 9/3/2014 20:28, Tom Fine wrote:
>> Hi Richard:
>> You should make an appointment to visit Gerald Fabris at the Edison Site
>> and discuss this in detail. Bring your engineer along.
>> There is also a guy in the Midwest who does Edison recording demos. He
>> visits the Pavek Museum of Broadcasting in St. Paul. Contact Steve
>> Raymer there for details and the guy's name.
> The only person I know of in the Midwest who does Edison recordings is Shawn Borri, who lives in 
> Illinois. His old website is ; his new one at 
> is under construction.
> The other tremendous expert in Edison recording is Peter Dilg, who's in New York but I have no 
> contact information for him.
> Michael Shoshani
> Chicago