‘The Crank’ Wax Cylinder

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:

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