This is a Blue Amberol Edison cylinder sound recording. The performer and ID number are printed as, Knickerbocker Quartet, 1881. There is some slight mold damage to the plastic on the bottom edge in places. The case has no lid and is falling apart.
This cylinder has been digitized by UC Santa Barbara and may be streamed here: http://cylinders.library.ucsb.edu/search.php?queryType=@attr+1=1020&num=1&start=1&query=cylinder0296