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 Post subject: Re: What should I pay for a brown wax cylinder lot?
PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 7:42 pm 
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Victor III
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Martin,
I would strongly encourage you to have them picked up directly. These are very fragile things. I have seen so many that have ended up smashed despite all the best instructions, promises and intentions. It is far better to put off getting them in a hurry than to never get them because they are smashed to pieces. Much better to wait until you can meet with the folks picking them up. The newest of them are likely 115 years old - what's a month or two? - Just my two cents' worth.

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Martin


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 Post subject: Re: What should I pay for a brown wax cylinder lot?
PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 8:08 pm 
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Victor II
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I appreciate your advice guys. I don't think I would feel very comfortable shipping them. I guess I'll make a final plea and asking anyone is willing to pick them up for me. They are in a city near Atlanta Georgia, so if anyone is around there, please PM me.

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Martin


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 Post subject: Re: What should I pay for a brown wax cylinder lot?
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 9:42 pm 
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I looked closer at your pictures and they appear to be marked with titles moulded into the wax. Didn't know brown wax records came like that! Are they really marked?


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 Post subject: Re: What should I pay for a brown wax cylinder lot?
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 9:56 pm 
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Victor II
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VanEpsFan1914 wrote:
I looked closer at your pictures and they appear to be marked with titles moulded into the wax. Didn't know brown wax records came like that! Are they really marked?

Didnt even notice that. As far as I know, the only cylinder producers at the time that marked their cylinders like that were Hawthorne and sheble. H&S cylinders are hard to come by, I might have to put in an extra mile to get my hands on these, I've cancelled the deal for the time being :oops:.

Martin


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 Post subject: Re: What should I pay for a brown wax cylinder lot?
PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 6:22 am 
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Is it not possible that an early owner painted or scratched the titles onto the records? From the little I can see in the picture, the lettering looks uneven, as if it had been done by hand.

Oliver Mundy.


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 Post subject: Re: What should I pay for a brown wax cylinder lot?
PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 10:08 pm 
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Also, do my eyes deceive me, or do a couple of those cylinders have channel rims?

Bill


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