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 Post subject: Featured Phonograph № 15
PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 3:19 pm 
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Edison Records - Close your eyes and see if the artist does not actually seem to be before you.
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Make: Edison
Model: C19 "Chippendale"
Serial # 87112
Year(s) Made: 1919 - 1927
Original Cost: Initially $285, later $295
Case/Cabinet Size: ~51" x 21" x 22 ½ deep
Turntable/Mandrel: 12"
Reproducer/Sound-Box: Edison Standard
Motor: Double Spring
Horn Dimensions: No. 250
Reproduction Parts: None
Current Value: $350-$500
Interesting Facts: This was essentially a continuation of the C250 model introduced in 1915. Renamed in 1919, the drawers were replaced with slots for 72 records otherwise the cabinets look identical. It's one of the longest running Edison Models.

This was one of my first phonographs. Sounds great, runs like a top. It's in real nice original contition, even has the original grill cloth although somewhat tattered.
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And now listen to it play a nice Georgia Melodians track from 1924!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CMIhIfLEvM[/youtube]


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 15
PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:43 pm 
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Bruce,
That's a great looking C19!
How does the adapter sound? I've heard that lots of them give poor results in sound.

Paal.


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 15
PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 6:09 pm 
Thats a great phono Bruce. This is a lovely oak model and has a nicely styled cabinet.....and here was I thinking that most Edison machines were dull to look at being mostly black or dark in colour!

What is this adaptor attachment shown in the box inside the machine? was this an updated reproducer / an upgrade?

Nice touch having the instruction book too.

RJ 8-)


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 15
PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:06 pm 
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It certainly is an excellent example. I think it's the first C19 I've seen that retains the original grille cloth. I used a maroon cloth on my oak C19, but I quite like the olive green, so I might just change it now I know what should be in the oak model.


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 15
PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 8:23 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 15
PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:12 am 
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richardh wrote:
Thats a great phono Bruce. This is a lovely oak model and has a nicely styled cabinet.....and here was I thinking that most Edison machines were dull to look at being mostly back or dark in colour!

What is this adaptor attachment shown in the box inside the machine? was this an updated reproducer / an upgrade?

Nice touch having the instruction book too.


RJ 8-)

Richard, I really don't know why as they went further into the 20's they gravitated towards those drab black colors but certainly you can see they were not all that way! The box is for the extra reproducer an "Orotone" reproducer. You see it laying next to the box. They were for playing lateral and Pathé discs on the diamond disc machine. It is not an Edison product. There were alot of these produced by third parties.

If the box were not 5,000 miles away I would have included a few pics of the instructions that go with it. Very pretty colorful instructions were included with the Orotone.


Paal1994 wrote:
Bruce,
That's a great looking C19!
How does the adapter sound? I've heard that lots of them give poor results in sound.

Paal.

Paal, you heard right. Granted the reproducer has never been rebuilt so that would undoubtedly help but I've had several of these after market reproducers and found them all quite unremarkable as compared even to a Victor Exhibition, even unrestored. I would not know how to go about restoring one. Perhaps someone here can comment.

gramophoneshane wrote:
It certainly is an excellent example. I think it's the first C19 I've seen that retains the original grille cloth. I used a maroon cloth on my oak C19, but I quite like the olive green, so I might just change it now I know what should be in the oak model.
I just saw someone on eBAY advertising some pieces of light weight olive green silk, as close to the original as I've seen. Not sure if anyone else saw it and could point him out. I don't know if it sold. It was not expensive.


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 15
PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:39 pm 
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Lovely machine! The Oro-tone really is a conversation piece, though. I have always wanted to find one of the Edison converters that they offered with the early DD machines. At least I think some of them got on the market. Frow states that the company got second thoughts about offering them lest they cut into the DD sales.
Jim


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 15
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:10 am 
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Two Edison Features in a row, nice! :-)

A nice example to spotlight. Thank you for sharing!


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 15
PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 11:16 am 
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I once owned this nearly perfect C-250 that I picked up at the Long Beach Flea Market for only $100. The grill cloth was original and intact. I came home one day to find our housekeeper had run a mop handle right through the grill cloth! I don't even want to tell you what she finally did that made me have to fire her but it involved slowly turning in order to dust (and unscrewing in the process) a 42" wide, five-lantern, hand-hammered copper and glass Heinemann Brothers electrolier, an Albert Berry hand-hammered copper bowl, an ooze-leather poppy table pad, a Gustav Stickley dining room table, and Newton's first, second and third laws of gravity!

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