[78-L] 78s (sort of) and Cylinders in the news

Michael Biel mbiel at mbiel.com
Fri Jul 16 16:42:11 PDT 2010

Yes this was discussed last month.  The cylinders are electrically 
dubbed individually from the recordings on computer files.  There are 
companies who do mould cylinders.

Mike Biel  mbiel at mbiel.com 

agp wrote:
> At 13:38 16/07/2010, you wrote:
>> Actually I don't know if this is the same group but I sent along an 
>> article about a new recording being released on cylinders 3 or 4 
>> weeks ago. At the time I asked (I think I did anyway) if they were 
>> being recorded individually or mass produced, since the article 
>> specified "wax cylinders".
> Hmm  ... I don't recall seeing that post. I think that they are being 
> individually record. The cylinders are being made by a firm called 
> Poppy Records:
> http://www.poppyrecords.co.uk/
> Details on how they do it are here
> http://www.poppyrecords.co.uk/ADM001/L000/L01.htm
> The BBC news story also featured an attempt to build a cylinder 
> player (as per the instructions that come with the set) out of a 
> metal cone, rubber tubing, a mint tin, an a piece of beer can.
> Lovely, isn't it
> T 
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