Edison Cylinder Boxes and Lids


Styles of Edison cylinder boxes and lids went through a metamorphosis since the introduction of 2-minute Gold Moulded wax records shortly after the start of the 20th Century through the last of the Blue Amberol celluloid records in the late 1920s.

 

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Fig. 1 - Two-Minute Wax Gold Moulded Box, 1904-1905

Fig. 2 - Four-Minute Wax Amberol Box, 1908-1913

 

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Fig. 3 - Early Blue Blue Amberol Box, 1912-1916

Fig. 4 - Early Orange Blue Amberol Box, 1917-1923

Fig. 5 - Late Orange Blue Amberol Box, 1923-1929

 

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Fig. 6 - Two Minute Gold Moulded Lid, 1904

Fig. 7 - Two Minute Gold Moulded Lid, 1904

Fig. 8 - Two Minute Gold Moulded Lid, 1904

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Fig. 9 - Two Minute Gold Moulded Lid, 1905-1908

Fig. 10 - Two Minute Gold Moulded Lid, 1909-1914

Fig. 11 - Wax Amberol Lid, 1908-1913

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Fig. 12 - Blue Amberol Lid, 1912-1913

Fig. 13 - Blue Amberol Lid, 1913-1916

Fig. 14 - Blue Amberol Lid, 1916

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Fig. 15 - Blue Amberol Concert Lid, 1912-1918

Fig. 16 - Royal Purple Lid, 1918-1921

Fig. 17 - Royal Purple Lid, ?

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Fig. 18 - Special Blue Amberol Lid, 1912-1920

Fig. 19 - Blue Amberol Lid, 1917-1920

Fig. 20 - Blue Amberol Lid, ?

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Fig. 21 - Blue Amberol Lid, 1920-1923

Fig. 22 - Blue Amberol Lid, 1923-1929

Fig. 23 - Blue Amberol Lid, ?

 

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Fig. 24 - European Two-Minute Wax Gold Moulded Boxes, 1905-1914

 

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Fig. 25 - French Gold Moulded Lid, 1908-1913

Fig. 26 - British Gold Moulded Lid, 1908-1913

 

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Fig. 27 - French Four Minute Wax Amberol Lid, 1908-1913

Fig. 28 - German Four Minute Wax Amberol Lid, 1908-1913

 

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Fig. 29 - Dealer Label On Wax Amberol Lid

Fig. 30 - Dealer Stamp Inside Blue Amberol Lid

Many thanks to Ron Dethlefson for help in identifying the lids and boxes above.

 


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