The Talking Machine Forum — For All Antique Phonographs & Recordings

It is currently Fri Oct 24, 2014 7:04 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Production number for the Edison Model B Standard
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:44 pm 
Offline
Victor II
Joined: Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:15 pm
Posts: 397
Location: Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
Hello,
Does anyone know how many Edison Model B Standards were produced? Next to the Amberola 30 they seem to be the most commonly found machine.
Pete


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Production number for the Edison Model B Standard
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:54 pm 
Offline
Victor V
User avatar
Who is John Galt?
Joined: Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:08 pm
Posts: 2468
Location: New York's Finger Lakes
Judging by sales records up to May 1908, and knowing that the B was manufactured through 1908, I'd estimate about 350,000.

George P.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Production number for the Edison Model B Standard
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:09 pm 
Offline
Victor II
Joined: Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:30 pm
Posts: 362
Hi!
George's estimate looks pretty close to what I have. To me, it looks like there were at least 382000 model B Standards. (This assumes that there weren't huge blocks of numbers not used along the way.) The earliest Model B number I've seen is 245495. The last number before the first Model C I've seen is 620567. The next block of production (to use up castings, I'm guessing) starts around 626769 and goes to 633255. After that the B seems to appear in much smaller blocks until they disappeared altogether. All in all, a pretty impressive run.

-Martin


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], phono-smitten, Yahoo [Bot] and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Americanized by Maël Soucaze.