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 Post subject: FOUND: Edison cygnet elbow.
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:19 pm 
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Victor III
I've got both kinds of music--classical & rag-time.
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As the title says I'm looking for a cygnet horn for an Edison Fireside phonograph.

I am not entirely sure what these things are worth but it's a lot, so I'm going to say I'm fine with rust and dust and junk as well as well-preserved originals you're tired of looking at.

I don't have a crane for it either...if you have a crane or a piece of one then let me know. Hopefully I can make it to the swapmeet in North Carolina Saturday.


EDIT:

I may have found a horn bell and a crane. If you know of an old elbow for one of these, please let me know.


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 Post subject: Re: WANTED: Edison cygnet horn, any condition
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:49 am 
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 Post subject: Re: WANTED: Edison cygnet elbow.
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:58 pm 
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Charles, Ron Sitko makes a very nice reproduction crane for cygnet horns for a very reasonable price.

Stephen


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 Post subject: Re: WANTED: Edison cygnet elbow.
PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:57 pm 
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Victor III
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Bump!

Still looking...

The elbow is the hard bit to find these days.


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 Post subject: Re: WANTED: Edison cygnet elbow.
PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:03 am 
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https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/59665545


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 Post subject: Re: WANTED: Edison cygnet elbow.
PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:24 pm 
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Victor III
I've got both kinds of music--classical & rag-time.
Joined: Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:39 am
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Location: South Carolina
I've been watching that. However, it's 3 days out and already at $104--my goodness, how expensive do Edison machines ever get?!?

Fortunately I got to hear some machines yesterday thanks to the great collector Charlie Floyd, who has a great number of Edisons that are "Cygnet Equipped." While he says that the main criteria for a good cylinder machine is the reproducer, I think the cygnet horn just sounds better--makes the old horn-type Firesides and Standards sound incredible. It filtered the crackling and popping and gave the music a purer tone...

I do like to sample different phonos, but the cygnet machine makes me want to sit down and sample different records!


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 Post subject: Re: WANTED: Edison cygnet elbow.
PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:03 pm 
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Ya but 1 cent shipping. Good thing I'm not buying it we don't have pennies in Canada any more :D

Kevan


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 Post subject: Re: FOUND: Edison cygnet elbow.
PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:34 pm 
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I've got both kinds of music--classical & rag-time.
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Don't worry Kevan, down here "all bound round with the Mason-Dixon Line" we've got pennies in every car ashtray. Means I can take it.

Needs a lot of paint and dents pulled. With a quick Swipe payment, it's going to soon be a Fireside horn elbow.


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