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 Post subject: Standard Talking Machine Model E
PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:02 pm 
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Victor Jr
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Hi guys, i been trying to research this Model E i have and was wondering what the difference is between the Model A and Model E and maybe what the value is? I know my Model E doesn't have an external horn but other than that i can't see a big difference. any help is greatly appreciated!

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 Post subject: Re: Standard Talking Machine Model E
PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:41 pm 
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You nailed it... the Model E is an internal horn while the Model A is an external horn... I believe there is also a Model AA which is an open works phonograph.

Standard brand phonographs are generally cheaper than their "more famous" competitors. Although the Model E is more scarce than the Model A, the Model A is more desirable because of the external horn.

I'm not one to judge a price... and most people on this board would tell you "it's worth what you're willing to pay for it"... so me personally, assuming it's in working condition, wouldn't pay more than $200.


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 Post subject: Re: Standard Talking Machine Model E
PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:07 pm 
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Thanks for the swift reply!

I would totally agree about pricing things. I have an antique store so i know how things go. I was kind of looking for a ball park price. I have about 20 to 25 old phonos and i am wanting to learn a LOT more about them! Again thanks for the reply it's greatly appreciated!


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 Post subject: Re: Standard Talking Machine Model E
PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:30 pm 
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How do you come to have 25 phonos at once? Was it a collection?

Feel free to post photos.


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 Post subject: Re: Standard Talking Machine Model E
PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:32 pm 
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Also, it's nice that your decal is in tact, nice and clear. The Standard decals on a lot of these machines are cracked and/or faded.


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 Post subject: Re: Standard Talking Machine Model E
PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:15 pm 
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To be honest i have just bought them along with parts over the years because i liked them. I know i have about 10 in working order. I just sold these three at our last auction.. I really wish i would have kept them now..


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 Post subject: Re: Standard Talking Machine Model E
PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:36 pm 
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Btw, if anyone could tell me what that little one is or who made it, it would be greatly appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: Standard Talking Machine Model E
PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:47 pm 
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The Graphophone? That's a Columbia machine.

So, you've just had these laying around the ole antique store, huh?
When you playing for these balls and these girls get full of that corn whiskey and snuff mixed together, and you be playing a good piece and they like it and come up and call you 'Daddy, play it again, daddy,' well don't let it run you crazy. You liable to get killed.


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 Post subject: Re: Standard Talking Machine Model E
PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:04 am 
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Yea, pretty much.

Like i said, ive always liked them and know a little but i want to become knowledgeable about them, not just "know a little"... Usually when i get like this over something i obsess.. We have about 4 buildings full of antiques (mantiques). We have about 200 or so old radios to but they just don't do it for me like the old phonos...


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 Post subject: Re: Standard Talking Machine Model E
PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:42 am 
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I have one of those Standard Model E's. They are really cool machines. $200.00 is a good price for those machines. With the perfect decal and finish, I've seen them go for $300-350, when the economy was good. Another scarce internal horn Standard is a Model B. There is a picture of it in Eric Reiss's book under Chicago machines. I really love those oddball Columbia machines both external and internal horned ones.
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