Excelsiorwerke was a company in Cologne, Germany, that began in 1900. Initially, it manufactured talking machines, later branching out into automobiles. Many Excelsior phonographs were intended to be sold in the British market, with model names in English, such as "Pandora", "Ruby" and "Pearl". This lovely little cylinder instrument displays all the "signature" Excelsior traits -- including solid, robust construction and eye-pleasing decoration.
The elegant red stripes and sparking gold decoration speak to the superior quality of Excelsior products.
The Excelsiorwerke shield trade mark -- in English for the British market.
Edison could have benefited from a lesson in design graphics from Excelsior.
Once again, we see the trademark on the reproducer. For the German market, these can naturally be found stamped in German. We carefully rebuilt the reproducer, and it plays loud and clear.
Price: $850.00 US including two 2-minute records (additional records available at extra cost), plus s/h (NY State residents must add tax).
US Post: PHONOPHAN
PO Box 747
Henrietta, NY 14467 USA
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