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 Post subject: Closing In on the Ship Endurance
PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:49 pm 
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You may be familiar with the history of Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton and the rare Edison wax Amberol recording where Ernest recalls details of his expedition. The ship was lost, but all crew survived. Researchers are close to finding the wreckage.

https://www.foxnews.com/science/antarct ... -endurance


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 Post subject: Re: Closing In on the Ship Endurance
PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:48 pm 
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That's pretty interesting. I would have thought it impossible after all these years, and wouldn't be surprised if there weren't much left, but it will still be cool (literally).

Here's a copy of the record:

George P.

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 Post subject: Re: Closing In on the Ship Endurance
PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:21 pm 
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and a link to the recording:

https://tinyurl.com/y22gj9op


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 Post subject: Re: Closing In on the Ship Endurance
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:51 am 
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His epigrams are all his own, the man's an epigramophone!
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Shackleton also recorded his experiences on disc :


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 Post subject: Re: Closing In on the Ship Endurance
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:10 am 
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Oh cool! How rare and/or expensive are those records epigramophone? I would love to get my hands on them.


Looking forward to seeing pics of the Endurance. I love to hear historian Dan Carlin talk about the voyage in relation to there perception on WW1.


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 Post subject: Re: Closing In on the Ship Endurance
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:29 am 
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That's really interesting, I enjoy watching this type of underwater exploration reveal lost ships. I watched a show on the Smithsonian Channel (IIRC) a couple nights ago in which a group of researchers uncovered the remains of several ships of designs and builds that have never been seen by modern eyes. They were searching for the ancient sea's shore line, in an attempt to prove a theory on the formation of the Black Sea in antiquity. Very interesting! Link: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-ne ... 180970622/

I hope they're successful in their search.

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 Post subject: Re: Closing In on the Ship Endurance
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:33 am 
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travisgreyfox wrote:
Oh cool! How rare and/or expensive are those records epigramophone? I would love to get my hands on them.


Looking forward to seeing pics of the Endurance. I love to hear historian Dan Carlin talk about the voyage in relation to there perception on WW1.


I can't say I've ever seen the HMV issue, but the Victor turns up often enough in private auction lists usually in the $75-100 minimum bid range. I recently bid on a copy in Larry Holdridge's last auction and wasn't successful. His minimum was $50 and I tried to snag it for $75. Oh well. It does turn up though.

Sean


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 Post subject: Re: Closing In on the Ship Endurance
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:44 am 
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His epigrams are all his own, the man's an epigramophone!
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HMV kept the record available by re-issuing it in their "Historic" No.2 Catalogue. If only Edison had done the same by re-issuing Wax Amberol 473 as a Blue Amberol.

Slightly off topic, here is Zonophone's tribute to the tragic Scott expedition, coupled with the better known "Be British" tribute to the Titanic disaster :


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