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 Post subject: Re: Edison W250 / W19 Database Project
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:31 pm 
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I have had this machine and bought it for $185 in Nevada City, CA around 2012. Have not done any work to it and it runs very nicely. It is for sale. ;)

1. Model Designation: W250

2. Serial Number: 1183

3. "Official Laboratory" Medallion: Yes

4. Exact Wording of the Medallion: The Model 250 Diamond Disc Phonograph is the Official Laboratory Model. Thos A Edison

5. Record Storage: Drawer

6. Cabinet Wood Type: Walnut? (see photo)

7. Cabinet Beading above the legs and below the grill? Yes, only below the grill

8. Cabinet lock? Yes, on lid only.

9. What is the "Cabinet Factory No." - (if present) as found on the sticker inside the horn compartment: There is a stamped (embedded embossing?) on the deck of the horn compartment. Shows "1183", see photo.

10. Which finish is on the reproducer, horn throat and other hardware? i) "Antique" with highlights that are spots

a) Gold
b) Edison "Antique" (silvery grey with yellowish highlights, sometimes called "gunmetal")
i) "Antique" with highlights that are spots or other such patterns
ii) "Antique" with highlights that are longitudinal stripes and/or edges
c) Other (describe)

11. Duncan Stop?: Yes

12. Dealer Tag: Name/Address, Location On Machine: None found

13. Original Dated Sales Receipt/Shipping Documentation, etc.: (Dates are particularly noteworthy): No

14. Grille cloth? Color? None


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 Post subject: Re: Edison W250 / W19 Database Project
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:12 pm 
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