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 Post subject: FOR SALE/ TRADE: Edison 2/4 Standard In Period Console $850.
PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:42 am 
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After much reflection, I've decided to pass on all my cylinders and cylinder machines to other collectors in order to concentrate on discs.

My first offering is this nicely done and definitely "period" Edison 2/4 minute machine in a custom "consolette" cabinet with lots of accessories. I don't know who made the cabinet, but the cabinet and conversion are obviously professionally executed, and old, as the large horn crane that comes with it has much nicer finish on the section that fits down into the cabinet indicating that the crane and cabinet have been together a very long time. The cabinet is a very nice oak- even the caster wheels are turned oak.

The 2/4 minute machine, while in need of cleaning, runs and plays well and even has most bedplate striping intact.

The main issues with the cabinet are that the two top boards have pulled away from each other over time (see pics) and the finish is heavily alligatored on top. The split could be reglued if the top were removed and the finish could likely be reamalgamated.I would be willing to do this for a nominal charge if requested.

It appears that ONE of the 4 drawers was drilled for cylinder pegs at one time but there is no evidence these were ever fitted.

The glass cover fits around the Standard bedplate like a glove.

This package comes with:
*Nice sounding C and H reproducers and an incorrect original B box
*ORIGINAL black/ brass witch's hat horn
*Large 31" all brass horn. It's far less dented than most, in really great condition overall. I'm sure John Duffy could make it a stunner- or keep the mellow patina. It's a Tea Tray Co. product according to George
*Original metal "Tiz-It" horn connector
*Original horn crane- Tea Tray Co.
*ORIGINAL but somewhat fragile and tattered HORN BAG FOR BRASS HORN! How often do you find these?

Review the pictures and feel free to ask questions. The machine is located in the Eugene, Oregon area, and is obviously going to be a real feat to ship. However, I'm willing to crate and ship at buyers expense,
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I'd be willing to hold it for up to a year and transport it north to Jerry B if you can make arrangements to pick it up at a show that the Jerry B Express will be visiting. Jerry's fees will be far more reasonable than crating and shipping, and the handling will be more careful, too!

I'm asking $1600 OBO for the setup with all the items listed. I'd be willing to consider a trade or part trade for a nice Victor III with petaled horn OR a rear mount Victor E.

I don't believe I've ever seen a custom cabinet model like this that was 2 and 4 minute.

Please note that everything seems original except the belt which is a black rubber type.

Also- Please pardon the dust! It didn't look that bad in person. :?


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 Post subject: Re: FOR SALE/ TRADE: Edison 2/4 Standard In Period Console $
PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:48 pm 
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I believe H&S made custom cabinets for Phonographs and Graphophones: someone with access to their catalogs could tell whether this is one of theirs.

Bill


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 Post subject: Re: FOR SALE/ TRADE: Edison 2/4 Standard In Period Console $
PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:34 am 
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Lucius1958 wrote:
I believe H&S made custom cabinets for Phonographs and Graphophones: someone with access to their catalogs could tell whether this is one of theirs.

Bill


Bill- I did some extensive Googling and while there are H&S cabinets similar to this one, there's nothing exact. To me it looks like it could be H&S but I'm not seeing this exact design anyplace, and more important, I'm not seeing any hardware like this. However, the fact that the horn and crane are H&S leads me to believe it might be... especially given the "patina pattern" on the horn crane that matches how it fits into the cabinet exactly. I think the glass lid is H&S or a damn good mimic.

But... if I cannot say for certain, I'd rather err on the side of caution.

If this design shows up in an old H&S catalog I'd sure like to know about it.

EDIT: Horn and crane has been positively ID'd as Tea Tray Company and NOT H&S.


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 Post subject: Re: FOR SALE/ TRADE: Edison 2/4 Standard In Period Console $
PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:01 am 
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The guy I got this from said that the machine originated in Ashland, Ohio. There was a Kaufmann Cabinet Company there that built cabinets that sort of resemble this style, but again, it's a wild ass guess.


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 Post subject: Re: FOR SALE/ TRADE: Edison 2/4 Standard In Period Console $
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I've seen nothing like this cabinet in any Hawthorne & Sheble catalog or advertisement. Regarding the lid, H&S did not use brass corner reinforcements. I have an old tool chest with what looks to be those same reinforcements, so they're possibly off-the-shelf hardware items of the time.

The horn is a Tea Tray Company product.

It's an interesting cabinet, but not a H&S product.

George P.


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 Post subject: Re: FOR SALE/ TRADE: Edison 2/4 Standard In Period Console $
PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:42 pm 
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phonogfp wrote:
I've seen nothing like this cabinet in any Hawthorne & Sheble catalog or advertisement. Regarding the lid, H&S did not use brass corner reinforcements. I have an old tool chest with what looks to be those same reinforcements, so they're possibly off-the-shelf hardware items of the time.

The horn is a Tea Tray Company product.

It's an interesting cabinet, but not a H&S product.

George P.


Hi George: I didn't think so on H&S. Thanks for the Tea Tray Co. identification.I'm thinking the same thing about the drawer pulls- that they are period hardware co. supplies.

That said, this definitely isn't a home workshop piece. It's built far too well, although home craftsmen of that era had definite skills. This is why I was thinking Kauffman's.


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 Post subject: Re: FOR SALE/ TRADE: Edison 2/4 Standard In Period Console $
PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:53 pm 
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New price- $1400 or offer. Need the room- Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: FOR SALE/ TRADE: Edison 2/4 Standard In Period Console $
PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:21 pm 
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New price $1300- Very motivated to sell. Thanks! I've had people wanting the witch's hat, the big brass horn, the reproducers, the horn bag... sorry, but I really think this needs to stay together.

Remember- I'm willing to hold as long as a year with payment at no extra charge and deliver to Jerry B also at no extra charge so it can get to any show the Jerry B Express is going to.


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 Post subject: Re: FOR SALE/ TRADE: Edison 2/4 Standard In Period Console $
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Another price drop to $1100. This is about the pricing floor although a reasonable close offer might persuade me as I'd like the room.


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 Post subject: Re: FOR SALE/ TRADE: Edison 2/4 Standard In Period Console $
PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:29 am 
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OK, so I lied. I do that a lot! :lol: $995.00, final reduction. For reals this time. If I didn't need the room I'd keep it. Find a recorder and make a studio console out of it!


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