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 Post subject: Featured Phonograph No. 116 - Edison Standard - Phonarm
PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:08 pm 
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Model:Edison Standard B 2 Minute with Phonarm Attachment and Hawthorne & Sheble Horn
Serial #: S269984
Year(s) Made: Attachment from 1907
Original Cost: Phonarm price is $7.50 in 1907
Case/Cabinet Size: Width 13 inches, Height 11.75 inches, Depth 9.6inches
Turntable/Mandrel: Standard cylinders
Reproducer/Sound-Box: Edison Model C reproducer
Reproduction Parts: None
Current Value: $3500+
Interesting Facts: National Phonograph Company considered producing phonographs with tone arm attachments in May 1909, but never produced them. Hawthorne and Sheble had one in their catalog and Columbia already had a line of these types of phonographs (the BO, BQ, BGT, BFT, BET, BVT and BKT.) By September 1909, Edison phonographs were equipped with cygnet horns.

Favorite Characteristics: Can display a colorful horn set-ups without the use of a crane, saving lots of space. The sound quality is good with nice volume since the sound travels directly from from reproducer to the tonearm and out the horn with no air leaks. Quite a rare attachment. Unsure of how many exist, but know of 2 for a Standard, 3 for a Home, and 1 for a Triumph.


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph No. 116 - Edison Standard - Phonarm
PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:50 pm 
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What in interesting idea! I'm surprised no one has reproduced these by now!


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph No. 116 - Edison Standard - Phonarm
PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:57 pm 
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Wow, that's a great piece. Thanks for sharing it, I'd never seen one before.


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph No. 116 - Edison Standard - Phonarm
PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 7:06 pm 
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Nice looking unit. Can you post a picture of the mounting attachment? I have the model for the Home, and the mount grabs from the front of the motor board.

I was also told only about six are known to be in collections.


Chuck


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph No. 116 - Edison Standard - Phonarm
PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 7:07 pm 
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Thank you. It's a fun machine to play.


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph No. 116 - Edison Standard - Phonarm
PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 10:05 pm 
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Chuck

Hope this pic helps. There is an arm that swings out and wedges between the feedscrew and the endgate assemblies


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph No. 116 - Edison Standard - Phonarm
PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 10:18 pm 
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That is a really neat horn setup! With the rear mounted horn it makes the Edison Standard look like a Columbia BKT. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph No. 116 - Edison Standard - Phonarm
PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:34 am 
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phonohound wrote:
Chuck

Hope this pic helps. There is an arm that swings out and wedges between the feedscrew and the endgate assemblies


Yes that explains how they mounted it.

Thanks


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