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 Post subject: Re: Amberola V Registry is Ready for YOUR data!
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:05 am 
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Victor IV
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Ok, we now have data on 13 Amberola Vs. One of them has had 4 owners that are traceable through this forum!

The earliest number is 249, and the latest is 4984. We have two of the post-fire hybrids, and 4 are oak with the rest mahogany.

Let's keep it growing, folks.


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 Post subject: Re: Amberola V Registry is Ready for YOUR data!
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:44 pm 
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Victor O
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Location: Tacoma, WA
Here is the data for my machine:


1. Serial Number (with photo of ID plate if possible) 3303
2. Dealer badges/labels, and content? None
3. Bedplate color? deep brownish burgundy
4. Cabinet wood species and finish? oak
5. Metal or wooden grille, and number of "pillars"? Wooden with 6 pillars
6. Back grille attached with screws only, or with pins and screws? I think screws only
7. Grille cloth present, and if so, color, pattern, and material? No grill cloth
8. Pinstriping and other decorative details? Normal for V, see photos
9. Wood-grained horn, or plain painted? Oak grained horn
10. Small "bun" feet present on cabinet bottom? Small bun feet. Sits in custom built oak stand so feet not visible
11. Other distinguishing features? None
12. Cabinet markings/labels, such as serial numbers, cabinet maker labels, etc? Nothing
13. Accompanying paperwork (packing slips, purchase contracts/receipts, etc)? Nothing
14. Is it the post-fire hybrid "Amberola Vb" created to use surplus V cabinets but containing Amberola 50 internals? No
15. Misc/other info and details, such as family history, unusual stories, etc. It has been in the Seattle area for around 30 years that I am aware of, perhaps longer.
16. Please upload photo(s) with your posting if possible.

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 Post subject: Re: Amberola V Registry is Ready for YOUR data!
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:05 pm 
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Victor O
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PeterF wrote:
Hi -I would send a picture but I an in another state for the winter. On my Amberola 5

The recent question about 7-pillar wood grilles on the Amberola V got me thinking that it might be fun and interesting to compile data on that model. I just posted that to the grille pillar thread, but to get more interest and input to the parameters we will track, I'm starting a new thread. Here's the info:



I think the V is low enough production, and special enough of a machine, to start compiling this sort of info plus more - similar to what others have done for Edisonics and Edison LP machines, and Amberolas and I suppose a few others.

We can start by setting up the questions, and I'll start:

1. Serial Number 70
2. Dealer badges/labels
3. Bedplate color Brown
4. Cabinet wood species Mahogany
5. Metal or wooden grille, and number of pillars wood and 7 pillars
6. Back grille attached with screws only, or with pins and screws
7. Grille cloth present, and if so, color, pattern, and material
8. Pinstriping and other decorative details
9. Wood-grained horn, or plain painted Wood grained horn
10. Other distinguishing features
11. Cabinet markings/labels
12. Accompanying paperwork (packing slips, purchase contracts/receipts, etc)
13. Misc/other

What can we add, or edit, in the above list?


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 Post subject: Re: Amberola V Registry is Ready for YOUR data!
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:52 pm 
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Victor III
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At the urging of the irrepressible Peter F., I'm posting photos and data on an Amberola V that I had for only for a brief while. Amberola V's are great, but I sold mine in order to concentrate my attentions on my Triumph model D (which has since repaid the attention by playing consistently well).

Serial no. 4984, bought 9/13/2013 from Ron Haring of Plano, IL; sold 4/11/2014 to Brandon Langford of Ferndale, MI.

1. Serial Number (with photo of ID plate if possible): 4984
2. Dealer badges/labels, and content? None
3. Bedplate color? Brown
4. Cabinet wood species and finish? Mahogany
5. Metal or wooden grille, and number of "pillars"? Wooden
6. Back grille attached with screws only, or with pins and screws? Screws
7. Grille cloth present, and if so, color, pattern, and material? None
8. Pinstriping and other decorative details?
9. Wood-grained horn, or plain painted? Wood-grained
10. Small "bun" feet present on cabinet bottom?
11. Other distinguishing features?
12. Cabinet markings/labels, such as serial numbers, cabinet maker labels, etc?
13. Accompanying paperwork (packing slips, purchase contracts/receipts, etc)?
14. Is it the post-fire hybrid "Amberola Vb" created to use surplus V cabinets but containing Amberola 50 internals?
15. Misc/other info and details, such as family history, unusual stories, etc.
16. Please upload photo(s) with your posting if possible.


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 Post subject: Re: Amberola V Registry is Ready for YOUR data!
PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:34 pm 
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1. Serial Number (with photo of ID plate if possible): 4163
2. Dealer badges/labels, and content? None
3. Bedplate color? Brown
4. Cabinet wood species and finish? Mahogany
5. Metal or wooden grille, and number of "pillars"? Wooden 6 pillars
6. Back grille attached with screws only, or with pins and screws? Screws only
7. Grille cloth present, and if so, color, pattern, and material? None
8. Pinstriping and other decorative details? yes
9. Wood-grained horn, or plain painted? Wood-grained
10. Small "bun" feet present on cabinet bottom?
11. Other distinguishing features?
12. Cabinet markings/labels, such as serial numbers, cabinet maker labels, etc? 3 digit # stamped in cabinet under hinge
13. Accompanying paperwork (packing slips, purchase contracts/receipts, etc)?
14. Is it the post-fire hybrid "Amberola Vb" created to use surplus V cabinets but containing Amberola 50 internals?
15. Misc/other info and details, such as family history, unusual stories, etc.
16. Please upload photo(s) with your posting if possible


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 Post subject: Re: Amberola V Registry is Ready for YOUR data!
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:03 am 
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Location: Livonia, NY
Hi Peter, I'm proud to be able to join the Amberola V fan club with my recent acquisition.

1. Serial Number (with photo of ID plate if possible): 3491
2. Dealer badges/labels, and content? None
3. Bedplate color? Brown
4. Cabinet wood species and finish? Oak
5. Metal or wooden grille, and number of "pillars"? Wood/6
6. Back grille attached with screws only, or with pins and screws? Screws only
7. Grille cloth present, and if so, color, pattern, and material? None Present
8. Pinstriping and other decorative details? Pinstriping with corner tufts, and "lines with dots"
9. Wood-grained horn, or plain painted? Wood-grained
10. Small "bun" feet present on cabinet bottom? Yes
11. Other distinguishing features? None
12. Cabinet markings/labels, such as serial numbers, cabinet maker labels, etc? None
13. Accompanying paperwork (packing slips, purchase contracts/receipts, etc)? None
14. Is it the post-fire hybrid "Amberola Vb" created to use surplus V cabinets but containing Amberola 50 internals? No
15. Misc/other info and details, such as family history, unusual stories, etc. Family history has just begun. :)
16. Please upload photo(s) with your posting if possible.

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 Post subject: Re: Amberola V Registry is Ready for YOUR data!
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:16 am 
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Victor IV
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Beautiful! Thanks for entering the info, and congrats.


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 Post subject: Re: Amberola V Registry is Ready for YOUR data!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:53 pm 
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Victor III
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Location: Melbourne, FL
Great and beautiful machines! I will have to pick up an Amberola V one of these days...


Tony K.

Edison Collector/Restorer

:o)


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 Post subject: Re: Amberola V Registry is Ready for YOUR data!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:05 pm 
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Victor IV
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Looks like we have 18 machines in the database now. Anybody else have one?


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