Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Edison record

In Records > Show & Tell.
Records980 of 1546Artist: Lyle Lovett  Title: Give Back My Heart           Military 7" record - "The Launching of Bumper #V"
Love it
Like it

mrmajestic1mrmajestic1 loves this.
ManikinManikin loves this.
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.

Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

Posted 5 years ago


(637 items)

I have four of these in my collection. They are one-quarter inch thick and the sleeves are with them. I believe they were made in the early 1900's.


  1. mrmajestic1 mrmajestic1, 5 years ago
    With some of these old records, if they were to break, you could mix them (with alcohol I believe) and make a form of shellack, after several days.
  2. musikchoo musikchoo, 5 years ago
    That's a usefull end to broken records! Pretty amazing actually! Thank you for the info. mrmajestic1!!
  3. packrat-place packrat-place, 5 years ago
    Your record was manufactured in 1921. It is not a 78 rpm record, it is an 80 rpm record, and can ONLY be played on an Edison Diamond Disc Player.
  4. packrat-place packrat-place, 5 years ago
    There is NO shellac in a Diamond Disc. They were made by laminating an early plastic called "Condensite Varnish" over a blank (core) comprised of materials like woodflour, chalk, china clay, phenol resin, cotton flock, lamp black, gas black, and denatured alcohol. If you mix them with alcohol, you will get nothing.
  5. musikchoo musikchoo, 5 years ago
    Thanks packrat-place for the info. Its good to have someone that still loves records. I know there are more!!!! We can all help each other!!

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.