Bet y’all ain’t got an Edison Standard this early.

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Bet y’all ain’t got an Edison Standard this early.

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https://www.ebay.com/itm/SIGNIFICANT-E ... SwBWZgKxwS

Or the $8000 to buy it :shock:

This seriously needs to be in a museum!
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Bet y’all ain’t got an Edison Standard this early.
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I think it has a brass mandrel. It has brass gears . Nice but a little out of my range to buy. Tom

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Not in the same league, of course, but my Spanish Compañía del Gramófono HMV194 reentrant gramophone has a no. 2 (probably assembly number) engraved in the edge of the motorboard, and repeated in the cabinet inner part, horn chamber, engraved in a screwed metal plate.
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I own the second oldest Edison Triumph, Serial Number 30360 dating from mid 1901, on the APS database.
If someone offered me $8000 for it I would probably bite their hand off.

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epigramophone wrote: Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:13 am I own the second oldest Edison Triumph, Serial Number 30360 dating from mid 1901, on the APS database.
If someone offered me $8000 for it I would probably bite their hand off.
Roger, an earlier Triumph has recently been added to the database, so now yours is the third-earliest Triumph documented there. If I were you, I'd take $7500! ;)

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I can't wait to see all of the new Edison Standard eBay listings for $8,000... :roll: :lol:
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Curt A wrote: Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:06 pm I can't wait to see all of the new Edison Standard eBay listings for $8,000... :roll: :lol:

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Yeah I understand the price is out of the range of the average collector but it’s the 4th one! And it still exists 123 years later! 😮

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My point is that run of the mill Standards are common and cheap, but uninformed eBay sellers will now have a listing they can refer to that "justifies" a high listing price for a common machine, not realizing the difference between a common Standard and a very early one...
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He says he is going to replace the step screw so it can play more cylinders. Where is the step screw located and how does it impact cylinder size ????

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