THIS ITEM IS SOLD
This is one of the most beautifully preserved instruments of its kind we've had. The cabinet finish is AMAZINGLY untouched by the years! We painstakingly cleaned, polished, tweaked and restored this venerable instrument. Edison called this a "green oak" finish, and it was designed to match the home furnishings of the period. At the turn of the 20th century, "green oak" as the height of fashion. However, to our eyes it really looks more like "golden oak."
You can see the AMAZING condition of the cabinet and original decal. Note the little celluloid plate at the bottom. This instrument was originally distributed by the International Correspondence School of Scranton, PA. You see, ICS sold Edison Phonographs, so that its students could use recorded lessons at home. The fact is, the Phonographs are identical to all others sold during the period, they were just distributed by ICS.
The original black enamel is spotless, the gold decoration is in excellent condition. The machine looks fresh and sounds great! Note the long metal bar with a button on its right end, that runs in front of the straight-edge that the reproducer carriage rides on. This is a very interesting option. It repeats the last portion of the record when the button is depressed and released.
A genuine, ancient Edison Phonograph -- yet it reproduces sound loudly and clearly. You see, we have painstakingly rebuilt the needlehead to play like new. The Edison Standard uses 2-minute cylinder records. Don't miss this one -- it's REALLY a beautiful example.
Price: $850.00 US, with 14" historically-correct replica horn, and one Edison 2-minute cylinder record, plus shipping and handling. (NY State residents must pay sales tax, if applicable.)
US Post: PHONOPHAN
PO Box 747
Henrietta, NY 14467 USA
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