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The Advertising Record, recorded by Len Spencer circa 1906.

The recording begins, “I am the Edison phonograph …”, and explains the novel benefits of the phonograph from the first person perspective of the machine. A very early landmark of advertising in modern media, this was played widely in shops to entice customers.

English: Transcript: Advertising Record

Converted to .ogg from PD .wav file provided by the University of California Santa Barbara Cylinder Preservation and Digitisation Project.


No copyright on phonographical record
May be copyrighted in some countries
The assets of Edison Records have been transferred to the National Park Service. These recordings may be considered public domain through the donation (this is unclear), or otherwise orphan works as copyright has not been asserted by the National Park Service or any successors to Edison Records.

Note: The restored MP3 versions of the recordings from the University of California Santa Barbara Library are available only under an unacceptable non-commercial license.[1] Unedited raw (.wav) versions were formerly available from that site under a dedication into the public domain; while they are no longer available, those .wav files downloaded before the change in policy (dated June 2009) can still be used freely.

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current06:40, 22 June 2006
2 min 23 s (1.38 MB)PharosI'm pretty sure there's no point in this being stereo
23:18, 21 June 2006
2 min 23 s (1.82 MB)PharosThe "Advertising Record", recorded by Len Spencer circa 1906. A landmark in commercial advertising, was used very widely in stores to sell the relatively new invention of the phonograph. Converted to .ogg from PD .wav

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