THIS ITEM IS SOLD
EDISON STANDARD PHONOGRAPH
This instrument was originally sold around 1907. A couple years later, the owner decided to "update" his machine by adding all the new features that were being introduced at the time -- it was a period when technology was developing quickly. This was near the end of the life cycle of the Edison external horn cylinder Phonograph. Having begun in around 1890, the Phonograph was about to undergo big changes as the second decade of the 20th Century dawned. The evolution had been complete, from the early "straight" horns that were supported IN FRONT of the instruments, to the elegant and graceful Cygnet horns (as above) that were delicately suspended ABOVE the mechanical works -- and, finally, the horn would be concealed INSIDE the cabinet after 1913.
When the original owner decided to "update" his machine, he added both 4-minute gearing (to accommodate the up-to-date "4-minute" cylinder records) and the stylish Cygnet horn. The Cygnet horn has been carefully restored, and decorated by our artist with hand painted cabbage roses in the manner of the time.
Here we see the meticulously restored upper works, prominently featuring the optional gears (left) that converted the instrument to play BOTH 2 AND 4-minute cylinder records (see reproducer options below). All grease, grime, gunk, goo and grunge has been removed. We LITERALLY removed every single screw, bearing, part and piece to clean and regulate and reassemble. Take a look at the wretched, misrepresented junk you find on eBay and you'll understand why our instruments are the best.
This instrument is beautifully restored, squeaky clean, completely tuned and adjusted. Our spic-and-span Edison is a far cry from the trash you see available in online auctions. Many people hope to find a "hidden gem" bargain, but remember this -- any money you think you save will be lost, and then some, correcting the mistakes and omissions of online amateurs. Buy once, buy right -- from phonophan!
Price: $1550.00 US, including Model H reproducer (4-minute only), and one Edison cylinder record, plus shipping and handling. (NY State residents must pay sales tax, if applicable.)
Price: $1695.00 US, including rare Model K reproducer (2 AND 4-minute, with dual sapphire styli), and two Edison cylinder records, plus shipping and handling. (NY State residents must pay sales tax, if applicable.)
WE HAVE MANY MORE RECORDS OF BOTH 2 AND 4-MIN. TYPE IF YOU WANT THEM.
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