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 Post subject: Does anyone ever want one ?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:57 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Does anyone ever want one ?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:10 pm 
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It takes too long to learn how to use one of those new fangled recording machines... shorthand is much simpler. :lol:
"The phonograph† is not of any commercial value."
Thomas Alva Edison - Comment to his assistant, Samuel Insull.

"No one needs a Victrola XX, or whatever you call those noisy things."
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 Post subject: Re: Does anyone ever want one ?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:24 pm 
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That Ediphone dates from the late 1910's into the early 20's, so 1917 about right for this black metal case machine. Many of these suffer from pot metal problems, this one don't look bad. This has the nice spectacle recorder/ reproducer carriage, which is pretty neat. The unit has the more powerful Ekonowatt motor, that is better performing than the black modern motors of the late 30's and 40's. The price is a too high, $100.00 is about what they are worth. The wooden cased ones are worth a considerable bit more; however the works are the same as this with the exception of the wood case ones with spring powered units.
They are very nice dictation machines. The Dictation machines, actually went through much improvement in the recording and reproduction of the human voice. Some of them perform much better than the home recording heads that came with entertainment phonographs. Every single sound must be recorded clearly to be typed, and it had to be foolproof with most voices, so the quality was top notch. No these were not made for volume. Many a collector think that volume is quality but that is not the case with these, all that had to be loud enough for a typist with ear sets, and be about 75-80 DB playback volume, I have tested entertainment Edison phonographs which run at 90-100db in the horn, so you would not want it that loud on your ears all day to transcribe from. Just an explanation of the Why.


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