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EDISON HOME PHONOGRAPH
Elegant is how it looks -- but spectacular is the way it sounds! The Edison Cygnet horn was acoustically well-designed to produce loud, clear, bright music. Plus, it is space-economic, requiring no extra room to display, while giving acoustically amazing results. The original Cygnet horn ("swan's neck" from the Latin cycnus, cygnus, from Greek kyknos, "swan") has been painstakingly restored, reflecting its authentic black enamel and gilt decoration.
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 sturdy, stalwart Edison spring motor -- which we have meticulously cleaned and adjusted. No online auction atrocity can substitute for the solid, reliable instruments available from phonophan.
Own the elegant and refined Cygnet horn and invest in the best. This instrument will delight you with years of music and enjoyment. It is of the highest quality, correctly cleaned and adjusted, ready to set up and enrich your leisure hours. We spent hours carefully removing every spec of dirt and gunk from the mechanism -- and the trick is to accomplish this without doing any harm. It is here that our decades of experience pay dividends. Do not mistake our merchandise for the shabby, poorly regulated claptrap found elsewhere on the Web. NOBODY else has our 43 years of expertise, with 8 books in print on the history of recorded sound to prove it!
Price: $1550.00 US, equipped to play Edison Amberol 4-minute records (Model H reproducer, with genuine sapphire), including one record, plus shipping and handling. (NY State residents must pay sales tax, if applicable.)
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