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 Post subject: Featured Phonograph № 19
PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2009 7:51 pm 
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Victor IV
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Location: Frederick Maryland
Make: Edison
Model: Home Model "B"
Serial # 269568
Year(s) Made: 1905-1909
Original Cost: $30.00
Case/Cabinet Size: 16" x 8 ½" x 6 ¼"
Turntable/Mandrel: Nickel Plated Mandrel
Reproducer/Sound-Box: Sapphire Stylus Reproducer
Motor: Single Spring
Horn Dimensions: 14" Brass "Witch's Hat".
Reproduction Parts: none.
Current Value: $450-$675.
Interesting Facts: This is my first cylinder Machine. Which came with a larger brass horn, and a small crane.


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 19
PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2009 8:24 pm 
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Here are some more photo's of my cylinder machine.


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 19
PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2009 9:19 pm 
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It's identical to my first Edison. I still remember the thrill of that purchase. I paid $175 and it came with a Triumph horn. The year was 1973. Thanks for sharing with us. Jerry Blais


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 19
PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 1:40 am 
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Paul,

Very nice machine (and the display is even nicer with the framed artwork behind it). Do you normally use that horn, or the larger horn and crane?

Thanks for sharing it with us. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 19
PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 8:40 am 
Great machine Paul. I also have a Home which is awaiting restoration consisting of a motor strip down as it runs very sluggishly. My favourite thing about these machines is that the gearing is to one side rather than in tandom with the mandrel as with the "Fireside" model.

THanks for sharing it.

RJ 8-)


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 19
PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 4:39 pm 
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I normally use the horn, that you see in the photo, Dave. The crane that I have is designed for a morning glory horn. As my larger brass horn is to big, and requires a floor crane. The artwork behind the machine, is an Edison reproduction, that I found in an antique store. In Ellicott City MD.

Paul


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 19
PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 4:45 pm 
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Here is what my large brass horn looks like. If you look closely, you will notice that the chain on the crane, hangs at an angle, and not straight up and down. Because this horn requires a floor crane.


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 19
PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 10:18 pm 
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Looks to me like you could shorten the rod that goes into the bent portion of the crane and the horn with chain would hang correctly. Jerry


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 19
PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 10:26 pm 
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Jerry...my thoughts exactly... I dont believe that horn requires a floor crane.

Aaron


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 19
PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 2:10 am 
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Jerry B. wrote:
Looks to me like you could shorten the rod that goes into the bent portion of the crane and the horn with chain would hang correctly. Jerry


Jerry, Aaron, It might be as short as it can go. I had a home with a reproduction crane with a simlar problem. I cut it ~ 4 inches shorter and problem solved. This crane may be original though. If that's the case obviously don't do that.


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