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Welcome to Borri Audio Laboratories!!! 

Shawn Borri, author lecturer, restorer of Antique Talking machines.  Borri Labs is the only cylinder recording studio that records their product with an original studio recording attachment.  It is not just from any studio, It was one of the secret devices used at EDISON'S NATIONAL PHONOGRAPH COMPANY between 1903-1929. The original  users of this device included; Walter Miller, Theo Wangemann, Fred C Burt, George Werner, and Thomas A Edison.  The blanks made here, are made from raw materials to the finished record.   Borri blanks and records follow the formula of an Edison blank, following, as exact as can be Jonas Aylsworth's instructions.  They are the most historically accurate blanks made today. They have double spiral cores, and can be had in flat end, and channeled rim of the North American Phonograph type, so you can have a very close replica of these records for your class M phonograph with music and talking selections of that era.  Borri blanks are used by the recording industry, movie industry, collectors and sound engineers.  Remember nowhere at the current time, is anyone else recording with an actual Edison studio recorder!!! Please call if you have any questions.

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New Borri Audio Laboratory brown wax blanks.
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Authentic in every detail to an Edison blank of the late 1890's!


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Wax cylinder 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.

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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.

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1888 original cylinders

ABOVE- The 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.

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Cick here for information on my latest project that is with Chicago Artist Thomas Negovan. This exciting project. I made the blanks and the cylinder recordings, this special project is being released on a limited 500 copy 45 rpm 10" record, I am so excited about the release!

Mickey Hart, and Shawn Borri
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At Vernon Downs Raceway in New York

Mickey 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!"

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