In June this year I released ‘The Crank’ a one-off an electrically-recorded two minute wax cylinder (scroll down several posts for further information on the project). The cylinder features a recording of a Crank (contraption used for hard labour in Victorian prisons) slowing being turned at Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery.
Adrian Tuddenham (of Poppy Records) very kindly took my cylinder to phonograph collector, Bernie Brown and obtained a recording of the cylinder being played on a original 19th century acoustic machine!
You can listen to the recording Adrian did below:
Here is the original digital field recording for comparison: