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Name Marchais, Edmond

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Image of 2013.036.013 - c. 1916 Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder "Hapa Haole Hula Girl (Guitar Duet)" by Helen Louise & Palakiko Ferreira (aka Frank Ferera) is cylindrical in shape with a hollow center, made of celluloid plastic, and is blue in color. The outer edges (1/2" each end) are smooth, while the center of the cylinder is rough/ridged. The song title is written on one end. The inside is lined with plaster of paris and is ribbed.

2013.036.013 - c. 1916 Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder "Hapa Haole Hula Girl (Guitar Duet)" by Helen Louise & Palakiko Ferreira (aka Frank Ferera) is cylindrical in shape with a hollow center, made of celluloid plastic, and is blue in color. The outer edges (1/2" each end) are smooth, while the center of the cylinder is rough/ridged. The song title is written on one end. The inside is lined with plaster of paris and is ribbed.

c. 1916 Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder "Hapa Haole Hula Girl (Guitar Duet)" by Helen Louise & Palakiko Ferreira (aka Frank Ferera) is cylindrical in shape with a hollow center, made of celluloid plastic, and is blue in color. The outer edges (1/2" each end) are smooth, while the center of the cylinder is rough/ridged. The song title is written on one end. The inside is lined with plaster of paris and is ribbed.

Image of 2013.036.001 - 1913 Edison Cylinder Phonograph Player with internal speaker is a light brown, stained wooden box with a metal hand crank, with wood handle, on the right side. The front of the box has a metal grate with 9 openings (each about 1" wide), and behind it sits the speaker. The grate is loose at the top and falls forwards depending on the placement of the player arm. The speaker also shifts side to side when the arm is moved. The top of the box is hinged at the back with two hinges, and lifts up. A metal hinge on the left side helps prop the lid open. Once open, the playing apparatus is revealed. It is mostly black painted metal. There is a black, metal grate with two, horizontal openings, behind them is the arm that holds the cylinders in place and plays them. There is an unpainted metal lever in front of the arm, to the left, that can be moved to lock the hand crank. There is also an unpainted metal lever on the arm of the player that releases the arm when in the up position, and allows the arm to slide left and right to remove the cylinder. When in down position, the arm cannot slide. Behind the arm, read "Thomas A. Edison" in gold cursive. On the inside of the lid, at the back, reads "Edison" in gold script. The phonograph has four white feet at base. There is a black metal plaque with silver text that was once attached to the phonograph, but is now loose. Unclear where it came from. There is paper with text glued to bottom.

2013.036.001 - 1913 Edison Cylinder Phonograph Player with internal speaker is a light brown, stained wooden box with a metal hand crank, with wood handle, on the right side. The front of the box has a metal grate with 9 openings (each about 1" wide), and behind it sits the speaker. The grate is loose at the top and falls forwards depending on the placement of the player arm. The speaker also shifts side to side when the arm is moved. The top of the box is hinged at the back with two hinges, and lifts up. A metal hinge on the left side helps prop the lid open. Once open, the playing apparatus is revealed. It is mostly black painted metal. There is a black, metal grate with two, horizontal openings, behind them is the arm that holds the cylinders in place and plays them. There is an unpainted metal lever in front of the arm, to the left, that can be moved to lock the hand crank. There is also an unpainted metal lever on the arm of the player that releases the arm when in the up position, and allows the arm to slide left and right to remove the cylinder. When in down position, the arm cannot slide. Behind the arm, read "Thomas A. Edison" in gold cursive. On the inside of the lid, at the back, reads "Edison" in gold script. The phonograph has four white feet at base. There is a black metal plaque with silver text that was once attached to the phonograph, but is now loose. Unclear where it came from. There is paper with text glued to bottom.

1913 Edison Cylinder Phonograph Player with internal speaker is a light brown, stained wooden box with a metal hand crank, with wood handle, on the right side. The front of the box has a metal grate with 9 openings (each about 1" wide), and behind it sits the speaker. The grate is loose at the top and falls forwards depending on the placement of the player arm. The speaker also shifts side to side when the arm is moved. The top of the box is hinged at the back with two hinges, and lifts up. A metal hinge on the left side helps prop the lid open. Once open, the playing apparatus is revealed. It is mostly black painted metal. There is a black, metal grate with two, horizontal openings, behind t

Image of 2013.036.002 - c. 1915 to late 1920s Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder "We'll have a jubilee in my old Kentucky home" by Billy Murray and Chorus is cylindrical in shape with a hollow center, made of celluloid plastic, and is blue in color. The outer edges (1/2" each end) are smooth, while the center of the cylinder is rough/ridged. The song title is written on one end. The inside is blue in color and is ribbed.  This cylinder plays.

2013.036.002 - c. 1915 to late 1920s Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder "We'll have a jubilee in my old Kentucky home" by Billy Murray and Chorus is cylindrical in shape with a hollow center, made of celluloid plastic, and is blue in color. The outer edges (1/2" each end) are smooth, while the center of the cylinder is rough/ridged. The song title is written on one end. The inside is blue in color and is ribbed. This cylinder plays.

c. 1915 to late 1920s Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder "We'll have a jubilee in my old Kentucky home" by Billy Murray and Chorus is cylindrical in shape with a hollow center, made of celluloid plastic, and is blue in color. The outer edges (1/2" each end) are smooth, while the center of the cylinder is rough/ridged. The song title is written on one end. The inside is blue in color and is ribbed. This cylinder plays.

Image of 2013.036.003 - c. 1916 to late 1920s Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder "Sweet cider time when you were mine" by Joseph A. Phillips is cylindrical in shape with a hollow center, made of celluloid plastic, and is blue in color. The outer edges (1/2" each end) are smooth, while the center of the cylinder is rough/ridged. The song title is written on one end. The inside is lined with plaster of paris and is ribbed.  This cylinder plays.

2013.036.003 - c. 1916 to late 1920s Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder "Sweet cider time when you were mine" by Joseph A. Phillips is cylindrical in shape with a hollow center, made of celluloid plastic, and is blue in color. The outer edges (1/2" each end) are smooth, while the center of the cylinder is rough/ridged. The song title is written on one end. The inside is lined with plaster of paris and is ribbed. This cylinder plays.

c. 1916 to late 1920s Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder "Sweet cider time when you were mine" by Joseph A. Phillips is cylindrical in shape with a hollow center, made of celluloid plastic, and is blue in color. The outer edges (1/2" each end) are smooth, while the center of the cylinder is rough/ridged. The song title is written on one end. The inside is lined with plaster of paris and is ribbed. This cylinder plays.

Image of 2013.036.004 - c. 1913 to late 1920s Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder "I wish that you belonged to me" by Ada Jones and Billy Murray is cylindrical in shape with a hollow center, made of celluloid plastic, and is blue in color. The outer edges (1/2" each end) are smooth, while the center of the cylinder is rough/ridged. The song title is written on one end. The inside is lined with plaster of paris and is ribbed.  This cylinder plays.

2013.036.004 - c. 1913 to late 1920s Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder "I wish that you belonged to me" by Ada Jones and Billy Murray is cylindrical in shape with a hollow center, made of celluloid plastic, and is blue in color. The outer edges (1/2" each end) are smooth, while the center of the cylinder is rough/ridged. The song title is written on one end. The inside is lined with plaster of paris and is ribbed. This cylinder plays.

c. 1913 to late 1920s Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder "I wish that you belonged to me" by Ada Jones and Billy Murray is cylindrical in shape with a hollow center, made of celluloid plastic, and is blue in color. The outer edges (1/2" each end) are smooth, while the center of the cylinder is rough/ridged. The song title is written on one end. The inside is lined with plaster of paris and is ribbed. This cylinder plays.

Image of 2013.036.005 - c. 1916 Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder "Johnny get a girl" by Billy Murray and Chorus, is cylindrical in shape with a hollow center, made of celluloid plastic, and is blue in color. The outer edges (1/2" each end) are smooth, while the center of the cylinder is rough/ridged. The song title is written on one end. The inside is lined with plaster of paris and is ribbed.  This cylinder plays.

2013.036.005 - c. 1916 Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder "Johnny get a girl" by Billy Murray and Chorus, is cylindrical in shape with a hollow center, made of celluloid plastic, and is blue in color. The outer edges (1/2" each end) are smooth, while the center of the cylinder is rough/ridged. The song title is written on one end. The inside is lined with plaster of paris and is ribbed. This cylinder plays.

c. 1916 Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder "Johnny get a girl" by Billy Murray and Chorus, is cylindrical in shape with a hollow center, made of celluloid plastic, and is blue in color. The outer edges (1/2" each end) are smooth, while the center of the cylinder is rough/ridged. The song title is written on one end. The inside is lined with plaster of paris and is ribbed. This cylinder plays.

Image of 2013.036.006 - c. 1915 Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder "The fairest rose waltz (xylophone)" by Charles Daab is cylindrical in shape with a hollow center, made of celluloid plastic, and is blue in color. The outer edges (1/2" each end) are smooth, while the center of the cylinder is rough/ridged. The song title is written on one end. The inside is lined with plaster of paris and is ribbed.  This cylinder plays.

2013.036.006 - c. 1915 Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder "The fairest rose waltz (xylophone)" by Charles Daab is cylindrical in shape with a hollow center, made of celluloid plastic, and is blue in color. The outer edges (1/2" each end) are smooth, while the center of the cylinder is rough/ridged. The song title is written on one end. The inside is lined with plaster of paris and is ribbed. This cylinder plays.

c. 1915 Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder "The fairest rose waltz (xylophone)" by Charles Daab is cylindrical in shape with a hollow center, made of celluloid plastic, and is blue in color. The outer edges (1/2" each end) are smooth, while the center of the cylinder is rough/ridged. The song title is written on one end. The inside is lined with plaster of paris and is ribbed. This cylinder plays.

Image of 2013.036.007 - c. 1912 Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder "My hula hula love" by Metropolitan Quartet is cylindrical in shape with a hollow center, made of celluloid plastic, and is blue in color. The outer edges (1/2" each end) are smooth, while the center of the cylinder is rough/ridged. The song title is written on one end. The inside is lined with plaster of paris and is ribbed.

2013.036.007 - c. 1912 Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder "My hula hula love" by Metropolitan Quartet is cylindrical in shape with a hollow center, made of celluloid plastic, and is blue in color. The outer edges (1/2" each end) are smooth, while the center of the cylinder is rough/ridged. The song title is written on one end. The inside is lined with plaster of paris and is ribbed.

c. 1912 Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder "My hula hula love" by Metropolitan Quartet is cylindrical in shape with a hollow center, made of celluloid plastic, and is blue in color. The outer edges (1/2" each end) are smooth, while the center of the cylinder is rough/ridged. The song title is written on one end. The inside is lined with plaster of paris and is ribbed.

Image of 2013.036.008 - c. 1915 Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder "Chasse Aux Papillons-Serenade flute solo W. Moor"   [Weyert A. Moor] is cylindrical in shape with a hollow center, made of celluloid plastic, and is blue in color. The outer edges (1/2" each end) are smooth, while the center of the cylinder is rough/ridged. The song title is written on one end. The inside is lined with plaster of paris and is ribbed.

2013.036.008 - c. 1915 Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder "Chasse Aux Papillons-Serenade flute solo W. Moor" [Weyert A. Moor] is cylindrical in shape with a hollow center, made of celluloid plastic, and is blue in color. The outer edges (1/2" each end) are smooth, while the center of the cylinder is rough/ridged. The song title is written on one end. The inside is lined with plaster of paris and is ribbed.

c. 1915 Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder "Chasse Aux Papillons-Serenade flute solo W. Moor" [Weyert A. Moor] is cylindrical in shape with a hollow center, made of celluloid plastic, and is blue in color. The outer edges (1/2" each end) are smooth, while the center of the cylinder is rough/ridged. The song title is written on one end. The inside is lined with plaster of paris and is ribbed.

Image of 2013.036.014 - c. 1913 Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder "Dream Melody" by Victor Herbert & His Orchestra is cylindrical in shape with a hollow center, made of celluloid plastic, and is blue in color. The outer edges (1/2" each end) are smooth, while the center of the cylinder is rough/ridged. The song title is written on one end. This end is perpendicular to the side of the cylinder (the other end slants upwards a bit) . The inside is lined with plaster of paris and is ribbed.

2013.036.014 - c. 1913 Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder "Dream Melody" by Victor Herbert & His Orchestra is cylindrical in shape with a hollow center, made of celluloid plastic, and is blue in color. The outer edges (1/2" each end) are smooth, while the center of the cylinder is rough/ridged. The song title is written on one end. This end is perpendicular to the side of the cylinder (the other end slants upwards a bit) . The inside is lined with plaster of paris and is ribbed.

c. 1913 Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder "Dream Melody" by Victor Herbert & His Orchestra is cylindrical in shape with a hollow center, made of celluloid plastic, and is blue in color. The outer edges (1/2" each end) are smooth, while the center of the cylinder is rough/ridged. The song title is written on one end. This end is perpendicular to the side of the cylinder (the other end slants upwards a bit) . The inside is lined with plaster of paris and is ribbed.

Image of 2013.036.009 - c. 1916 Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder "She is My Rosie" by Glen Ellison and Sir Harry Lauder is cylindrical in shape with a hollow center, made of celluloid plastic, and is blue in color. The outer edges (1/2" each end) are smooth, while the center of the cylinder is rough/ridged. The song title is written on one end. The inside is lined with plaster of paris and is ribbed.

2013.036.009 - c. 1916 Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder "She is My Rosie" by Glen Ellison and Sir Harry Lauder is cylindrical in shape with a hollow center, made of celluloid plastic, and is blue in color. The outer edges (1/2" each end) are smooth, while the center of the cylinder is rough/ridged. The song title is written on one end. The inside is lined with plaster of paris and is ribbed.

c. 1916 Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder "She is My Rosie" by Glen Ellison and Sir Harry Lauder is cylindrical in shape with a hollow center, made of celluloid plastic, and is blue in color. The outer edges (1/2" each end) are smooth, while the center of the cylinder is rough/ridged. The song title is written on one end. The inside is lined with plaster of paris and is ribbed.

Image of 2013.036.010 - c. 1914 Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder "It's a long, long way to tipperary" by Albert Farrington & Chorus is cylindrical in shape with a hollow center, made of celluloid plastic, and is blue in color. The outer edges (1/2" each end) are smooth, while the center of the cylinder is rough/ridged. The song title is written on one end. The inside is lined with plaster of paris and is ribbed.

2013.036.010 - c. 1914 Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder "It's a long, long way to tipperary" by Albert Farrington & Chorus is cylindrical in shape with a hollow center, made of celluloid plastic, and is blue in color. The outer edges (1/2" each end) are smooth, while the center of the cylinder is rough/ridged. The song title is written on one end. The inside is lined with plaster of paris and is ribbed.

c. 1914 Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder "It's a long, long way to tipperary" by Albert Farrington & Chorus is cylindrical in shape with a hollow center, made of celluloid plastic, and is blue in color. The outer edges (1/2" each end) are smooth, while the center of the cylinder is rough/ridged. The song title is written on one end. The inside is lined with plaster of paris and is ribbed.

Image of 2013.036.011 - c. 1916 Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder "Scene at a Dog Fight- Descriptive" by Gilbert Girard & Steve Porter is cylindrical in shape with a hollow center, made of celluloid plastic, and is blue in color. The outer edges (1/2" each end) are smooth, while the center of the cylinder is rough/ridged. The song title is written on one end. The inside is lined with plaster of paris and is ribbed.  This recording was released in 1916.

2013.036.011 - c. 1916 Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder "Scene at a Dog Fight- Descriptive" by Gilbert Girard & Steve Porter is cylindrical in shape with a hollow center, made of celluloid plastic, and is blue in color. The outer edges (1/2" each end) are smooth, while the center of the cylinder is rough/ridged. The song title is written on one end. The inside is lined with plaster of paris and is ribbed. This recording was released in 1916.

c. 1916 Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder "Scene at a Dog Fight- Descriptive" by Gilbert Girard & Steve Porter is cylindrical in shape with a hollow center, made of celluloid plastic, and is blue in color. The outer edges (1/2" each end) are smooth, while the center of the cylinder is rough/ridged. The song title is written on one end. The inside is lined with plaster of paris and is ribbed. This recording was released in 1916.

Image of 2013.036.012 - c. 1916 Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder "Serenade (Cornet Solo with Orch) " by Ernst Albert Couturier is cylindrical in shape with a hollow center, made of celluloid plastic, and is blue in color. The outer edges (1/2" each end) are smooth, while the center of the cylinder is rough/ridged. The song title is written on one end. The inside is lined with plaster of paris and is ribbed.

2013.036.012 - c. 1916 Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder "Serenade (Cornet Solo with Orch) " by Ernst Albert Couturier is cylindrical in shape with a hollow center, made of celluloid plastic, and is blue in color. The outer edges (1/2" each end) are smooth, while the center of the cylinder is rough/ridged. The song title is written on one end. The inside is lined with plaster of paris and is ribbed.

c. 1916 Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder "Serenade (Cornet Solo with Orch) " by Ernst Albert Couturier is cylindrical in shape with a hollow center, made of celluloid plastic, and is blue in color. The outer edges (1/2" each end) are smooth, while the center of the cylinder is rough/ridged. The song title is written on one end. The inside is lined with plaster of paris and is ribbed.

Image of 2013.036.015 - c. 1915 Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder "California and You" by Billy Murray & Chorus is cylindrical in shape with a hollow center, made of celluloid plastic, and is blue in color. The outer edges (1/2" each end) are smooth, while the center of the cylinder is rough/ridged. The song title is written on one end. The inside is lined with plaster of paris and is ribbed.

2013.036.015 - c. 1915 Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder "California and You" by Billy Murray & Chorus is cylindrical in shape with a hollow center, made of celluloid plastic, and is blue in color. The outer edges (1/2" each end) are smooth, while the center of the cylinder is rough/ridged. The song title is written on one end. The inside is lined with plaster of paris and is ribbed.

c. 1915 Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder "California and You" by Billy Murray & Chorus is cylindrical in shape with a hollow center, made of celluloid plastic, and is blue in color. The outer edges (1/2" each end) are smooth, while the center of the cylinder is rough/ridged. The song title is written on one end. The inside is lined with plaster of paris and is ribbed.

Image of 2013.036.016 - c. 1916 Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder "A Country Fiddler at the Telephone" (monologue) by Charles Ross Taggart is cylindrical in shape with a hollow center, made of celluloid plastic, and is blue in color. The outer edges (1/2" each end) are smooth, while the center of the cylinder is rough/ridged. The song title is written on one end. The inside is lined with plaster of paris and is ribbed.

2013.036.016 - c. 1916 Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder "A Country Fiddler at the Telephone" (monologue) by Charles Ross Taggart is cylindrical in shape with a hollow center, made of celluloid plastic, and is blue in color. The outer edges (1/2" each end) are smooth, while the center of the cylinder is rough/ridged. The song title is written on one end. The inside is lined with plaster of paris and is ribbed.

c. 1916 Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder "A Country Fiddler at the Telephone" (monologue) by Charles Ross Taggart is cylindrical in shape with a hollow center, made of celluloid plastic, and is blue in color. The outer edges (1/2" each end) are smooth, while the center of the cylinder is rough/ridged. The song title is written on one end. The inside is lined with plaster of paris and is ribbed.

Image of 2013.036.017 - c. 1914 Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder "Fourth of July Patrol (with chorus) Band" [New York Military Band] is cylindrical in shape with a hollow center, made of celluloid plastic, and is blue in color. The outer edges (1/2" each end) are smooth, while the center of the cylinder is rough/ridged. The song title is written on one end. The inside is lined with plaster of paris and is ribbed.

2013.036.017 - c. 1914 Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder "Fourth of July Patrol (with chorus) Band" [New York Military Band] is cylindrical in shape with a hollow center, made of celluloid plastic, and is blue in color. The outer edges (1/2" each end) are smooth, while the center of the cylinder is rough/ridged. The song title is written on one end. The inside is lined with plaster of paris and is ribbed.

c. 1914 Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder "Fourth of July Patrol (with chorus) Band" [New York Military Band] is cylindrical in shape with a hollow center, made of celluloid plastic, and is blue in color. The outer edges (1/2" each end) are smooth, while the center of the cylinder is rough/ridged. The song title is written on one end. The inside is lined with plaster of paris and is ribbed.

Image of 2013.036.018 - c. 1913 Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder "Uncle Josh in a Barber Shop," comic monologue by Cal Stewart is cylindrical in shape with a hollow center, made of celluloid plastic, and is blue in color. The outer edges (1/2" each end) are smooth, while the center of the cylinder is rough/ridged. The song title is written on one end. The inside is lined with plaster of paris and is ribbed.

2013.036.018 - c. 1913 Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder "Uncle Josh in a Barber Shop," comic monologue by Cal Stewart is cylindrical in shape with a hollow center, made of celluloid plastic, and is blue in color. The outer edges (1/2" each end) are smooth, while the center of the cylinder is rough/ridged. The song title is written on one end. The inside is lined with plaster of paris and is ribbed.

c. 1913 Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder "Uncle Josh in a Barber Shop," comic monologue by Cal Stewart is cylindrical in shape with a hollow center, made of celluloid plastic, and is blue in color. The outer edges (1/2" each end) are smooth, while the center of the cylinder is rough/ridged. The song title is written on one end. The inside is lined with plaster of paris and is ribbed.

Image of 2013.036.019 - c. 1913 Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder "Come Josephine in My Flying Machine" by Ada Jones and Billy Murray is cylindrical in shape with a hollow center, made of celluloid plastic, and is blue in color. The outer edges (1/2" each end) are smooth, while the center of the cylinder is rough/ridged. The song title is written on one end. The inside is lined with plaster of paris and is ribbed.

2013.036.019 - c. 1913 Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder "Come Josephine in My Flying Machine" by Ada Jones and Billy Murray is cylindrical in shape with a hollow center, made of celluloid plastic, and is blue in color. The outer edges (1/2" each end) are smooth, while the center of the cylinder is rough/ridged. The song title is written on one end. The inside is lined with plaster of paris and is ribbed.

c. 1913 Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder "Come Josephine in My Flying Machine" by Ada Jones and Billy Murray is cylindrical in shape with a hollow center, made of celluloid plastic, and is blue in color. The outer edges (1/2" each end) are smooth, while the center of the cylinder is rough/ridged. The song title is written on one end. The inside is lined with plaster of paris and is ribbed.

Image of 2013.036.020 - c. 1914 Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder "Zampa Overture" by Edison Concert Band is cylindrical in shape with a hollow center, made of celluloid plastic, and is blue in color. The outer edges (1/2" each end) are smooth, while the center of the cylinder is rough/ridged. The song title is written on one end. The inside is lined with plaster of paris and is ribbed.

2013.036.020 - c. 1914 Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder "Zampa Overture" by Edison Concert Band is cylindrical in shape with a hollow center, made of celluloid plastic, and is blue in color. The outer edges (1/2" each end) are smooth, while the center of the cylinder is rough/ridged. The song title is written on one end. The inside is lined with plaster of paris and is ribbed.

c. 1914 Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder "Zampa Overture" by Edison Concert Band is cylindrical in shape with a hollow center, made of celluloid plastic, and is blue in color. The outer edges (1/2" each end) are smooth, while the center of the cylinder is rough/ridged. The song title is written on one end. The inside is lined with plaster of paris and is ribbed.