Lambert Replica Cylinders
V529 Goodbye Dolly Gray - 2 minute
Lambert No. 529
Thomas Lambert patented his durable celluloid cylinders in March 1900, at a time when the competition was using fragile soft brown wax. The company which took his name was confronted with strong legal opposition from larger companies but produced over 1,000 pink plastic titles in both standard and concert sizes, changing to black celluloid in 1903. Lambert produced language training cylinders in the US and formed the British company which manufactured celluloid cylinders of standard size, Imperial six inch records and the Rex wax range. The large companies won the day and Lambert folded in January 1906.
It was Lambertís patent on celluloid cylinders that stopped Edison from launching his Blue Amberols as soon as he would have liked to.
The Vulcan Replica Lambert is, as usual, made from long-lasting and hard-wearing plastic resin material. We have made it, and its box, to look as much like the original as possible.
More titles will be released as and when we have access to good quality original material.