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 Post subject: Edison Standard model F
PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:01 pm 
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Victor I
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Hey Folks,

I picked up a few phonograph bits at an auction last weekend and I have listed them on eBay. One of the items was a Model F Standard (link below).

I was wondering anyone knows how rare these are? Was the F made for long? I've had a Model E before but NEVER and F!


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0461862592

Cheers,
Mario


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 Post subject: Re: Edison Standard model F
PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:55 pm 
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Victor IV
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Quick Google search shows...

It should have come with a Model S 2/4 minute reproducer.

The 1913 Edison Home Model F was manufactured by Edison's National Phonograph Co. from 1912 to 1913 and was originally priced at $50 with a Metal Cygnet horn or $55 with an oak Music Master Horn.

A detailed description and history of the Edison Home Model F is available on pages 109-111 of the "Edison Cylinder Phonograph Companion" book available through Amazon.com.


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 Post subject: Re: Edison Standard model F
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 2:01 pm 
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I own a model E, which is a 4 minute machine that I "converted" into a 2/4 machine.

I would be curious to see a picture of a model G... I was unable to find one online. I guess that thing used the same reproducer as an Amberola... strange!


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 Post subject: Re: Edison Standard model F
PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 1:10 am 
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Hi Mario -
Congratulations on a good find. I've been keeping track of Standards for a while and don't see too many "F"s. Although yours probably would have originally come with the horizontal carrier for a "S" reproducer, yours seems to have been upgraded for the larger diameter reproducers. I'd be curious to hear if your reproducer is an "O" or an "N" with a flat style tube plate. (Since yours is an export machine, the reproducer config may have been different.) Keep us posted on your restoration. Again, congratulations.


Hi Shane -
I've never seen a "G" either. Several knowlegeble people I've talked to dismiss the idea of the "G" even existing, on the grounds that they've never seen one in 30 years-plus of collecting. I'm not sure they're right, but I entertain the idea that the "G" may have been advertised and was simply a re-worked "D" or "E" and not even labelled "G". As a sidelight: If you look at the grain pattern in the case of the "F" in the Frow book and then look at the grain of the "G" one page later, you'll see it's the same machine with different carrier arm. I still hope the "G" exists, 'cause I'd like to have one.

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Martin


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 Post subject: Re: Edison Standard model F
PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 10:34 pm 
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Interesting. The Compleat Talking Machine doesn't picture one either. It only mentions its existence.


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 Post subject: Re: Edison Standard model F
PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:23 am 
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I noticed this morning that there's actually what looks like a nice F for sale on fabrizio's phonophan.com site... looks like an interesting machine given the history.

http://www.phonophan.com/cygnetstandard2.html


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