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 Post subject: Re: Help Identifiying Early Edison Machine
PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:26 pm 
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Oliver is correct - the shaver is present. I can't tell from the Photobucket pictures if the little cap is still there. (You can download photos directly to this web site easily, and they will be permanently hosted here.)

The little wooden swarf tray indeed looks like the original supplied with the later Class M cabinet (oak). It's not really "according to Hoyle" on a Spring-Motor, but if the original owner was shaving cylinders, he no doubt found it handy.

There's also a Tiz-It horn connector (circa 1906) and a 3-way connector for ear tubes - all of which are nice accessories.

George P.


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 Post subject: Re: Help Identifiying Early Edison Machine
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 Post subject: Re: Help Identifiying Early Edison Machine
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The little cap's there - that shaver appears complete.

George P.


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 Post subject: Re: Help Identifiying Early Edison Machine
PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:08 pm 
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phonogfp wrote:
The United States Phonograph Company plate does not list patent dates, and it's differently laid out and in different typeface. It was based in Newark, N.J. rather than New York. I could post a photo from The Talking Machine Compendium, but perhaps the OP will show a picture of the plate in question to settle the matter? :)


George, after posting that I went off to work and realized while I was driving that I was probably talking through my hat (whatever that means). :oops: Anyway, thanks for setting me straight. I am completely inexperienced in the Triumph and the Spring Motor machines. Someday I hope to have a very early Spring Motor machine, but I fear it will be a long time.

Martin


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 Post subject: Re: Help Identifiying Early Edison Machine
PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:18 am 
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Martin, I'm happy to be of service - as long as you'll do the same for me! ;)

George P.


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 Post subject: Re: Help Identifiying Early Edison Machine
PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:37 pm 
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I really appreciate all of the information provided in this thread. One last question, are there many of these Class M conversions around? From what I have come across in the last few days, the Class M in its original configuration is pretty rare. Did most of them get converted to a setup similar to the one I have as the technology advanced?


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