We produce the finest cylinder recording blanks, from raw materials,
complete with double helix spiral centers, just like Edison blanks of the late 19th Century. Click on the videos to
learn about our recording process. Borri Audio Laboratories, has the distinction of the only cylinder recording company
to use an original National Phonograph Company factory recording head, used to make the master cylinder records for
Edison, Gold Moulded records. Used by Thomas Edison, Walter Miller, Fred C Burt and George Werner.
New Borri Audio Laboratory brown wax blanks.
Authentic in every detail to an Edison blank of the late 1890's!
To Borri Audio Laboratories!
recording session at Bix Beiderbecke's
Childhood Home in the Quad Cities. Andy Schumm And His Dixie Flat Landers. Recording blanks and machine by Shawn
Borri Audio Laboratories.
Pablo Helguera-Archive Dead Languages Conservatory. Shawn Borri produced
the blanks for this project. The project started in 2004-ongoing, and comprises of over 400 recordings.
Shawn Borri has manufactured over 13,0000 wax cylinders since 2000.
Oldest Edison wax cylinder records made in 1888 by chemist Jonas Aylsworth, for the perfeced phonograph. BELOW-
These are the oldest Edison Phonographs that play and record wax cylinder records, and are at the Thomas Edison Historical
Park in West Orange New Jersey. On the mandrel of the oldest Edison phonographs (1887-1888) in the world, are replica
blanks made in 2010 by Shawn Borri's hand, here is proof of knowledge of the art of producing phonogram blanks.
Hart and Shawn Borri at Vernon Downs Raceway in New York with recording phonograph, and blanks. Micky Hart is the purcussionist
for the Grateful Dead, and sound enthusiast, and author of Song Catchers, published by National Geographic. Hart said of the
work of Shawn Borri "My book come to life!"