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 Post subject: Amberola 30 on shopgoodwill.com
PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:24 pm 
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Here's the URL for the listing: https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/75674589

But -- I'm looking at the pic below and can't quite put my finger on what's up with the reproducer. I'm not really an Edison collector, but have owned one in the past and something doesn't look right?


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 Post subject: Re: Amberola 30 on shopgoodwill.com
PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:27 pm 
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Looks like it might be a cobbed "O" reproducer or something? Homemade?

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 Post subject: Re: Amberola 30 on shopgoodwill.com
PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:53 pm 
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fran604g wrote:
Looks like it might be a cobbed "O" reproducer or something? Homemade?

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Not sure, Fran. I think "cobbled" is the word; I wondered if it wasn't some cobbling or a C repro. in there, but I'm in no way an authority on such things.
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 Post subject: Re: Amberola 30 on shopgoodwill.com
PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:55 pm 
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I beleive this is actually an ICS amberola 30. There were ICS blue amberols although they're a bit more scarce than the usual 2 minute ones. I would jump on this if I had the money :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: Amberola 30 on shopgoodwill.com
PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:57 pm 
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I'm pretty sure that's the modified Model H reproducer used in the ICS version of the Amberola 30. The tail weight is partially cut off and there's an adapter ring and a different horn connector. You'll notice that this example has the speed control visible, which would be needed when playing 90 rpm language cylinders.

The major plus with this is that as shown, you can use it to play wax Amberols.

You can of course also swap in a Diamond C reproducer in place of the modified H if you want (but obviously not for wax).


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 Post subject: Re: Amberola 30 on shopgoodwill.com
PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:08 pm 
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52089 wrote:
I'm pretty sure that's the modified Model H reproducer used in the ICS version of the Amberola 30. The tail weight is partially cut off and there's an adapter ring and a different horn connector. You'll notice that this example has the speed control visible, which would be needed when playing 90 rpm language cylinders.

The major plus with this is that as shown, you can use it to play wax Amberols.

You can of course also swap in a Diamond C reproducer in place of the modified H if you want (but obviously not for wax).


Thanks, 52089! I love learning new things about these machines. That is something I never would have figured out.
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 Post subject: Re: Amberola 30 on shopgoodwill.com
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Mormon S wrote:
I beleive this is actually an ICS amberola 30. There were ICS blue amberols although they're a bit more scarce than the usual 2 minute ones. I would jump on this if I had the money :cry:

Martin


Well, Martin, it's sitting there at $51 and closes tomorrow. You never really know where these things are going to end up; I've seen auctions like this close at a low price or someone will snipe it at the last minute. It's within a 2-hour drive for me; I just don't have a lot of interest in cylinder machines.
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 Post subject: Re: Amberola 30 on shopgoodwill.com
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52089 wrote:
I'm pretty sure that's the modified Model H reproducer used in the ICS version of the Amberola 30. The tail weight is partially cut off and there's an adapter ring and a different horn connector. You'll notice that this example has the speed control visible, which would be needed when playing 90 rpm language cylinders.

The major plus with this is that as shown, you can use it to play wax Amberols.

You can of course also swap in a Diamond C reproducer in place of the modified H if you want (but obviously not for wax).

Thanks Kevin! I've never examined an ICS Amberola before. That's good to know.

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 Post subject: Re: Amberola 30 on shopgoodwill.com
PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:38 pm 
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Sold for $161 plus shipping and handling. Someone got a nice bargain!


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