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 Post subject: Edison Spring Motor phonograph.
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:44 am 
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Victor III
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In the back room of the antique center in my town I saw an Edison Spring Motor phonograph.It was in rough shape.It lacked the enveloping cover,there was no crank,and it had a Model H reproducer.Would this be a nice restoration project,or is this a parts machine?edisonplayer


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 Post subject: Re: Edison Spring Motor phonograph.
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:55 am 
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Victor Monarch Special
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H Reproducer = not a big deal.

Missing crank = moderately difficult to obtain an original (reproduction easy... I think)

Missing lid = quite difficult to find. An original could / should turn up and most don't display their cylinder machines with lids on the machine. You have time to find one.

Depending on price I'd say go for it!

Jerry Blais


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 Post subject: Re: Edison Spring Motor phonograph.
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:26 pm 
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Depending on the price... What are they asking for it?
"The phonograph† is not of any commercial value."
Thomas Alva Edison - Comment to his assistant, Samuel Insull.

"No one needs a Victrola XX, a Perfected Graphophone Type G, or whatever you call those noisy things."
My Wife


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 Post subject: Re: Edison Spring Motor phonograph.
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:27 pm 
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I'm not sure.Today in the back room I found the crank,also the accessory drawer,and a C reproducer and reproducer parts.There were cylinders with it that looked junky,2 minute and Blue Amberol.The owner has the horn.The machine must've been in a damp basement as I couldn't fit the drawer into the cabinet.It'd be a labor of love to restore that Spring Motor phonograph.edisonplayer


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 Post subject: Re: Edison Spring Motor phonograph.
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Has it been converted to a 2 & 4 minute machine? Jerry B.


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 Post subject: Re: Edison Spring Motor phonograph.
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:16 pm 
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Brother, go for it! If I found a Spring Motor there'd be no decision making involved.


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 Post subject: Re: Edison Spring Motor phonograph.
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:45 pm 
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What are you waiting for? Buy it! Unless the price is absolutely ridiculous, of course. :D

Stephen


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 Post subject: Re: Edison Spring Motor phonograph.
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:22 pm 
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Aren't we all great when it comes to spending someone else's money? :)

Jerry Blais


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 Post subject: Re: Edison Spring Motor phonograph.
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:53 pm 
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I'm too good at spending my own too. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Edison Spring Motor phonograph.
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:30 am 
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This is a 2 minute only machine.And,I'm not sure about giving up my Model E Triumph for it.edisonplayer


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