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We are excited to invite you to our new Website!!

We hope you will find the new version a great improvement.  So you can complete your purchase easily, we have added a Shop and Shopping Cart; to save time with future ordering you can now register in our Member’s section; for quick reference, there is a short-form catalogue page on the website, for those who would like more detail, or to search by Artiste, Composer, etc, we have also created a PDF of our catalogue.

To celebrate the new website, we have four new titles for you to enjoy.  You will find them on our Home page and in the Shop.  They are:

  1. The voice of Ernest Shackleton, from the Edison Wax Amberol, My South Polar Expedition;
  2. The Edison Advertising Record, “I am the Edison Phonograph … “.  Edison dealers record from 1906 (recently remastered);
  3. A Bird in a Gilded Cage, sung by Harry Anthony and written by Albert Von Tilzer, released 1904; and
  4. Alexander’s Ragtime Band, sung by Billy Murray (also recently remastered).

New, strong, blue boxes, suitable for Edison Blue Amberol cylinders, are available from the Vulcan Cylinder Record Company

Are your cylinder storage drawers full of cylinders without boxes, or with boxes that are so frail you dare not touch them?  We have a solution for you.

We now have strong, blue, unlined cylinder boxes available for sale.  These are ideal for Blue Amberol cylinders, or for any other indestructible cylinders, needing new storage.  Those of you who have purchased our cylinders will know the quality and strength of these boxes, as the only difference from our standard boxes is the colour.

Prices range from £2.80 per box for 6, to £2.00 per box for 100, plus postage and packaging.  Prices for larger orders will be negotiated.

Please order via our Contact Us link, with a simple request.

Arthur Sullivan, composer, sent a message to Thomas Edison via phonograph cylinder record.

The Vulcan Cylinder Record Company proudly presents Sir Arthur Sullivan, as he sends a message, in 1888, to Thomas Edison via the wonderful new technology of phonograph cylinder record.  Recorded at a party organised to introduce the ‘Perfected’ Phonograph to London Society, he is both excited and fearful of this great new world of sound that Edison has made available.

This is the third of our Famous Voices recordings, as Sir Arthur joins PT Barnum and Florence Nightingale – just part of our exciting range of material, both old and new.

Vulcan Records releases their first Replica Pink Lambert

A New Vulcan Replica Pink Lambert Cylinder Record is now available.  Goodbye Dolly Gray, sung by the American Quartet and recorded by the Lambert Record Company in around 1901, is now available in hard-wearing plastic resin.  Made by the Vulcan Cylinder Record Company, in their usual excellent quality and style, this record is a lovely replica of the original, with both box and cylinder in the style of the celluloid cylinders made in the early 1900s.

Moving Day, by Arthur Collins, with matching poster for that treasured coin operated phonograph!

It’s Moving Day!

Here’s something new and different!

We have been fortunate to be introduced to Steve Farmer, who makes beautiful reproduction posters for those wonderful coin operated phonographs – the first ever juke boxes!

Buy separately or get the set.

Moving Day, by Arthur Collins, is the first of these we’re making available, but who knows what else might turn up.

Introducing a brand new Series – the Vulcan Brown Wax Era Records

The Vulcan Brown Wax Era Records

We are proud to announce a new series of records from the Vulcan Cylinder Record Company – the Vulcan Brown Wax Era Records.

The series starts with A Trip to China Town, by the Edison Grand Symphony Orchestra, catalogue number 501.

Although these records are made in the same hard-wearing plastic resin as the black cylinders you are accustomed to see from Vulcan, you will be hard put to it to tell the difference between these and the original brown waxes – we hope you like the effect.  We’ve created labelling to match the era as well, so the look and feel of the product is as close as we can make it to those available during the period 1890 to 1901.

The records are transferred at a similar level of volume and at the same recording speed as the originals – 120rpm to 144rpm. This makes them Ideal for owners of early machines and suitable for listening through ear tubes as well as via an external horn and on later models.

The series will develop over time as we find other good quality source material from this era.