This is a Blue Amberol Edison cylinder sound recording. The performer and ID number are printed as Knickerbocker Quartet, 1557. There is some very slight browning of the plastic on the top rim. The cylinder is in the wrong case. The case has no lid. The cylinder could not be transferred to the correct case as that case cannot be safely removed from another cylinder.
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=cylinder641