Saw this at a friend’s place, it’s an amberola. It played Edison’s patented blue amberols which were an improvement over the original wax cylinders. Unfortunately the sound quality wasn’t as good as discs and they took over.
My friends even had some of the amberols with music like classical and big band pop music. I’ll update this later with the detailed amberol info but I need to get the info from my friends. Our beer and bbq became the priority over the history lesson.