Project IRENE Using optical scanning to digitize ethnographic field recordings on wax cylinders

Optical Scan of Cylinder 14-1700.2: Duplicate Cylinder

View of a small portion of the cylinder (Left) and a detail (Right). The detail is on the right and is a magnified view of the portion boxed in yellow in the view on the left. The cylinder is a documented as being a duplicate of cylinder 14-1700.1. It has a very rough and irregular surface texture. The grooves are barely under the surface noise. Audio may be difficult to extract. This is a more extreme example of the difference in quality between duplicates and originals.
Actual Dimension:
Overview (Left): 13.5 cm h x .546 cm w Detail (Right): 7.2cm h x .546 cm w
Exhibit Tags:
optical scan, 1700, and wax cylinder