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Author:  Frisco The Beagle [ Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:41 pm ]
Post subject:  Edison Phonograph Cylinder Cabinet

Saw this listing for an Edison cylinder cabinet on FB Marketplace. Looks pretty cool, but is it legitimate?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/it ... 6780069863

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Author:  Curt A [ Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:21 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Edison Phonograph Cylinder Cabinet

It's a legitimate "cabinet" of some sort, not sure if it's a "legitimate Edison cabinet", but for $110 it seems like a reasonable price for something to store cylinders in. If those glass fronts are not period pieces, someone went to a lot of work to make them look the part. Actually, if it was closer I might be tempted to buy it... It may have been something used in a phonograph store.

Author:  fmblizz [ Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:28 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Edison Phonograph Cylinder Cabinet

Yep even if not legit,, IIIIIIII like it.. LOL

blizz

Author:  colmike1 [ Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:10 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Edison Phonograph Cylinder Cabinet

It had been on ebay a week or so ago with and Edison cylinder phonograph, but ended with reserve not met. I think it is cool, but too far away

Author:  Frisco The Beagle [ Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:39 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Edison Phonograph Cylinder Cabinet

Yes, probably a vintage cabinet of some sort for sure, but I was just wondering if this was something known to have been produced by Edison, perhaps based on similar cabinets being found out there. The glass drawer fronts are neat, but I've seen similar faked/repro items (such as railroad ticket windows) done with the black and gold paint. Reproducing these would be a lot of work, and seems Edison cylinders would be a pretty obscure field to fake, and for a narrow "target" audience. Plus, the seller's own description casts some doubt that it is 100% authentic.

I guess it could be a one-off custom cabinet made by a music store and therefore a real one-of-a-kind gem, or just the first one of thousands of these to come off the ship and start flooding the US antiques market.

I don't have any Edison machines or cylinders (and the wife said we don't have anymore space :| ) so not a temptation, even if it is the real deal.

Author:  Curt A [ Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Edison Phonograph Cylinder Cabinet

BUT... you are Soooo close... AND, you can always find an Edison machine and cylinders to fill it up... AND, you can throw some other piece of furniture out to make space... :lol:

PS: my wife wouldn't let me get it either, even if it was free... :roll:

Author:  downsouth [ Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Edison Phonograph Cylinder Cabinet

Mystery solved. It’s a newer cabinet I purchased from a fellow forum member several years ago when he was selling off a good bit of his collection. He embellished it with the Edison logos. Pretty nice huh? Another collector was here picking up another purchase and I sold it to him. I have the exact match to it just without the Edison gold leaf.

Regards, Wes

Author:  Curt A [ Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:42 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Edison Phonograph Cylinder Cabinet

Wes,
Any idea how the graphics on, or behind, the glass was done - decals, hand lettering, etc.?

Author:  downsouth [ Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:57 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Edison Phonograph Cylinder Cabinet

Yes, you can contact Mooperator here on the forum. He just explained the process that he did to achieve that look to me. If you aren’t able to contact him through the forum let me know and I will get you intouch with him.

Regards, Wes

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