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 Post subject: Featured Phonograph no. 97 - Edison A250
PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:21 am 
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Model: A250
Serial # SM 3889
Year(s) Made: Late 1912 - 1914
Original Cost: $250
Case/Cabinet Size: 51 ½" high x 21 ½" wide x 23" deep
Turntable/Mandrel: 12"
Reproducer/Sound-Box: Edison Standard Disc
Motor: Double Spring A250
Horn Dimensions: 17 ½" x 12"
Reproduction Parts: none
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Interesting Facts: The efforts of several TMF members were involved in getting this one to me and in running condition.
Favorite Characteristics: The clean original condition and matching serial numbers

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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph no. 97 - Edison A250
PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:26 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph no. 96 - Edison A250
PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:27 am 
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Very sweet Bruce. Now that's coming from a non-Edison collector. So, that must tell you something.... ;) :). By the way........your Wife knows you used her good sheets for this "photo shoot"......right???...... :lol: :lol: :lol:.

Great to read that members of the forum were instrumental in you getting this machine.
Well done.


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph no. 96 - Edison A250
PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:28 am 
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What an elegant machine. I have never seen a nicer oak example. Jerry Blais


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph no. 97 - Edison A250
PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:34 am 
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gramophone78 wrote:
Very sweet Bruce. Now that's coming from a non-Edison collector. So, that must tell you something.... ;) :). By the way........your Wife knows you used her good sheets for this "photo shoot"......right???...... :lol: :lol: :lol:.

Great to read that members of the forum were instrumental in you getting this machine.
Well done.


One forum member, jharrellh, told about this being in an antique shop in Indiana. He gave me the contact info for the dealer. JerryB hauled it from Indiana to Union. Phonocookie helped me replace the one broken spring, the scariest experience in my life!

Regarding the sheets, I keep a couple sets just for this purpose. After the first photo shoot my wife refused to put them back on the bed. :monkey:


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph no. 96 - Edison A250
PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:36 am 
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Jerry B. wrote:
What an elegant machine. I have never seen a nicer oak example. Jerry Blais


It didn't look nearly that good when you brought it to me Jerry. It took one heck of a cleaning but came out very well.


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph no. 96 - Edison A250
PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:38 am 
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Beautiful machine, and wonderful detailed pictures! Thanks!
Bob
"Comparison is the thief of joy" Theodore Roosevelt


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph no. 96 - Edison A250
PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:29 am 
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That's one beautiful machine. I have an early mahogany one and have been looking for a oak one for a long time. Thanks for posting the pictures. The close up of the painted horn is very helpful since I'm getting ready to woodgrain one myself.
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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph no. 97 - Edison A250
PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:33 am 
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Discman wrote:
That's one beautiful machine. I have an early mahogany one and have been looking for a oak one for a long time. Thanks for posting the pictures. The close up of the painted horn is very helpful since I'm getting ready to woodgrain one myself.
Dave Jolley

Dave, Thanks very much. If you are wood graining a mahogany one, on the link below are some pictures of my mahogany 250 including a close up of the horn which may be helpful. I think woodgraining a mahogany one would be easier than doing oak.
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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph no. 96 - Edison A250
PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:41 am 
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Beautiful A-250, Bruce. The paint on the bedplate is in unusually nice condition. Congratulations!

George P.


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