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 Post subject: Featured Phonograph #105
PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 12:59 pm 
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Victor III
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Location: Clearwater, FL
Make: National Phonograph Company
Model: Home Model "A" Suitcase
Serial # H40145
Year(s) Made: 1896-1901
Original Cost: $30.00
Case/Cabinet Size: 16.5"L x 8"W x 11.5"H (with cover not incl. handle)
Turntable/Mandrel: Nickel Plated Grooved Mandrel
Reproducer/Sound-Box: Automatic (late style)
Motor: Single Spring
Reproduction Parts: none.
Current Value: NA
Interesting Facts: This Home left the factory in March 1901. It was the very last style suitcase Home which had the following interesting features:
Highly polished nickel plated grooved mandrel
Highly polished nameplate with serial number stamped into it which replaced the raised boss on upper bedplate.
Late style Automatic reproducer with 1.2 ounce weight (vs. .8 ounce), slanted neck, larger knurled pattern on securing ring going in opposite direction than earlier Automatic reproducers. These features are illustrated in the last two pictures being on the left side.

This machine had a broken spur gear which is a common for the Edison Home. I believe this Home had the gear failure early in it's life because of the fine condition of the machine. I only know of one other example of this style mandrel on an Edison Home. If you know of anyone who has one please let me know.

Sources: George Paul, Steven Medved, Roger Shingler, Edison Cylinder Phonographs 1877-1929 Sefl/Frow authors.


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph #105
PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 1:07 pm 
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Beautiful machine and in gorgeous condition, the way you like to find them. Thanks for posting the pictures.


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph #105
PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 1:18 pm 
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That's just beautiful. Stunningly good condition. Thanks for adding to the Featured Phonos!


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph #105
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Thanks for sharing that with us! What a nice machine!

Love the clear pinstripes and the unique mandrel.

Bob S.


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph #105
PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 4:45 pm 
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I had never seen a mandrel like this before. thanks for showing this very interesting and flawless machine.
Machines I own: Edison Standard A, suitcase Home, Home A, Triumph A & B, Columbia type BS, Standard Model A, Victor E, IV & V, Pathéphone No.4


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph #105
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Le0 wrote:
I had never seen a mandrel like this before. thanks for showing this very interesting and flawless machine.


It rode in the back seat of my car for a day before I realized it had a different mandrel. I didn't realize the reproducer was different until I got it home a few days later.


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph #105
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Awesome machine in perfect condition.

Thanks for sharing.
Andreas


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph #105
PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:36 pm 
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Andersun,
What a superb machine!.
I have been collecting phonographs for over forty years and have never before seen a grooved mandrel on a Home.
I have Standards of the same period with the same grooved mandrel, but was not aware that other models shared the same design.


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph #105
PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:28 pm 
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clevelander wrote:
Andersun,
What a superb machine!.
I have been collecting phonographs for over forty years and have never before seen a grooved mandrel on a Home.
I have Standards of the same period with the same grooved mandrel, but was not aware that other models shared the same design.


Alestair:
You were the one who raised my awareness of the grooved mandrel last year. The only other Home I've noted with that type mandrel was number 41613. (I wonder how many grooved mandrels I'd seen without it registering?)

Steve:
That's an awesome example of the late Suitcase Home. Thank you for sharing it with us!

- Martin


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph #105
PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:49 pm 
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Beautiful machine Steve,

Very nice addition to your great collection...

Congrats!!

Joe


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