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What Edison Records Are Worth Money?

FAQs Jackson Bowman September 2, 2022

What is the most valuable Edison record?

How do you clean Edison Diamond Disc Records?

When were Edison Diamond Discs made?

Instrumental Selections on the Edison Diamond Discs (1912-1929) overview. A wide range of instrumental pieces were offered in Edison Diamond Disc catalogues. Many featured artists familiar with various musical instruments, performing both popular and classical songs.

What are the old thick records?

12 inch Albums (LP or LP)

These are thick, black vinyl record albums, commonly known as LPs. LP stands for Long Play or Long Playing. Most of the time LP plays at 33 1/3 RPM. Some may even play at 45 RPM.

What are Edison records made of?

How long is a 78 rpm record?

78s last about five minutes of music, while 33s last up to about 20 minutes. 78 RPM records have a faster RPM speed than 33 RPM and 45 RPM records. 78s have wider grooves than vinyl, which means the needle has to be wider too. 78 RPM records are mono and are only heard on one channel.

Are Edison Diamond Discs valuable?

Unfortunately, Edison records are hit-and-miss in terms of collector interest. Most seem to sell for $1 to $3 each, but there are a few scattered around that are more valuable.

How do you play Edison Diamond Disc?

What is Edison phonograph?

Thomas Edison made many inventions, but his favorite was the phonograph. While working on improvements to the telegraph and telephone, Edison found a way to record sound on tinfoil-lined cylinders. In 1877 he created a machine with two needles: one for recording and one for playback.

How were wax cylinders made?

How do you play a wax cylinder?

When a handle is rotated, the cylinder rotates and moves with it very slowly. The pin pushes into the wax and, as the cylinder is rotated, cuts a groove. The pin also moves up and down very slightly as it vibrates with the sound, so the wax now contains a record of the sound in the groove.

Are 45 records worth anything?

Rock ‘n’ roll and R&B 45s with picture sleeves pressed in the 1950s are worth at least $10, with many being worth over $100. EPs were only made in the 50’s and 60’s. Rock ‘n’ roll and R&B 45s with cardboard sleeves are worth at least $20, with many worth more than $200.

Are original vinyl records worth anything?

The average eBay selling price for vinyl records is around $15, although vinyl records vary in value significantly: from 50 cents to $50 or more. You’ll need to do some research to determine exactly how much your records are worth.

What to do with old records 78s?

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