Alexandria Digital Research Library

Brown wax home recording

Place of Publication:
Issued Date:
Personal recordings

Todd collection.

Home recording.

Brown wax cylinder.

Alex McCoy.


Alex McCoy introduces the recording and then passes the horn to his little sister, Daisy. Shortly thereafter, "the celebrated gentleman, [Earl Flatt?]" takes the mic. The recording concludes with Alex McCoy, the same speaker that can also be found at

Physical Description:
1 cylinder (ca. 2 min.) : 120 rpm ; 2 1/4 x 4 in.w
Audio non-musical
Cylinder Audio Archive
Library Location:
Department of Special Research Collections
Local Identifier:
Cylinder 5249
Catalog System Number:
ByNc Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 Generic

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File Description
Access: Public access
Cylinder5249 x-wave (Waveform Audio)