It is capable of playing four 2 minute records on a single winding as it used a thicker and wider spring, the same spring as used in the Edison Home. It was originally published in 1957, and reprinted by Bobbs-Merrill in 1977. The original black enamel with blue and gold striping is in excellent condition, the antique oak cabinet has been gently restored. By 1903 the shaver and recorder were no longer shipped with this configuration; the motor doesn't have sufficient power to cut wax records. The bedplate is screwed to a hinged wooden frame that allows the upper works and motor to be opened for inspection. Stage one, you get bit, you want everything; this is when you should buy the book before the machine. Edison's tone-tests in the late 'teens and the early 1920s were successful because the machines really did sound like the artists who were standing next to the machines.
Patent plate, which carries the dates of applicable patents. Description Introduced in late 1912, this is one of the first Edison disc phonographs, probably one of th first 25 of the type made. He is most remembered for Invented the phonograph, the incandescent electric lightbulb, the alkaline storage battery among other things. Description The Opera was introduced in late 1911. As part of a typical restoration the motor required a good cleaning and lubrication. Don't mistake a band called Earl Oliver's Jazz Babies for King Oliver's classic band since this is a Harry Reser outfit.
Description The Model E Triumph was introduced in September 1910. Built in 5 basic models from 1899 to 1913, this is the earliest, which was not supplied with a wooden case. The Model C is found less frequently as it was produced in smaller numbers for the state of New York only. Shown is a 1905 Victor I One with an adapter and oversized horn. Since these were to be exposed, possibly that is the reason one tends to find the set-screws are nickel-plated on the early models. Many discs offer great performances of classical music, with some opera discs being highly collectible.
Actually, this was a problem since moisture could enter the records through these stamped numbers, and you never want Diamond Discs to get wet! Everything is perfect on it and He gave me ten Disks too. Certainly, I was no exception and proceeded to collect the different versions of the Standard. In 1878, he patented the device and made about 500 machines before turning his attention to the light bulb. The bedplate is screwed to a hinged wooden frame that allows the upper works and motor to be opened for inspection. There is no typical collector! Speed adjustment test marks still appeared on the back carrier arm rod.
The oak cabinet needed light restoration work, a thin coat of shellac. I am going to show you mugshots of the usual suspects, what you're most likely to find, and help you identify them. Diez proceeded the later well-known Dr. Don't confuse the model of the reproducer with the model of the machine. You may well run into some rare model that's not depicted; if so, just remember that this is the only guide on the internet to antique Edison phonographs that flouts the claim that it is not comprehensive and authoritative. Commentary: This machine is in nice original condition. The Amberola I required some custom engineering to compete the fast-becoming popular Victrola cabinets but in such as way to make this Amberola non-infringing on Victor Talking Machine patents.
Phono-mechanics feel it, they believe I can make it better, stronger. They are pretty funny Old Black sam and uncle Josh he's on you tube as well. This is essentially the same as the Model B but there is no swing-arm and the governor shaft has been modified with an additional collar with a wire spring attached. The second version of the Pathe model 4 was a large phonograph capable of playing Concert size cylinders. For four decades, beginning in 1877, Edison was committed to cylinders, which created an opportunity for Emile Berliner to develop a market in America for discs in the 1890s Berliner's company evolved into the Victor company. The reproducer carrier arm with two clips was replaced early on with a similar one that utilized a positioning pin and a set screw to hold the reproducer in place.
Maybe it's the sound of the crank that signals you're about to hear something good. Other fairground people noticed how much money Charles was taking in, and Charles realised that he also had a potential market to sell phonographs to. Later I upgraded this machine adding a Don Gfell Oak horn with inlay. Commentary: The cabinet and cover needed an overall rebuild and light refinishing, the cabinet has an Edison repro gold decal. Shown here are the 1899 version on the left and the 1904 version right.
Here's a nice clean example of an Edison Home Phonograph, this model dating ca. The bottom record drawer was designed to fit 12 inch diamond disc records even though except for sample records and the much later Edison long play records, 1926 , Edison never produced a 12 inch disc. I need to refinish this cabinet again, but still don't know how to properly mix the green-oak finish. The antique oak cabinet needs some very minor touch-up stain and a thin coat of shellac. This later model is slightly larger than the early model.
More often, one will find the top edges simply rounded. Manufactured around 1920; this beautiful S19 Thomas Edison phonograph — one of the most desirable of all phonographs of the era. This bushing was usually made of potmetal which tends to swell and degrade over time. Various small companies also made such adapters. There were over 370,000 of them if all of the serial numbers were used. There are several stages of the phonograph machine collector addiction.
The lid moulding started as two smoothed curves and then morphed into the more familiar profile with the beaded top edge. Although I need to replace the cloth and clean it up but it has been well taken care of. Maroon colored Gems appeared in 1909 and today are highly valued if the maroon paint on their horns remains in good condition. Excellent dance titles, blues numbers, and jazz tunes can be found on Edison discs. Sadly, the adapters usually perform poorly.