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 Post subject: Item From Museum For Sale?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:37 am 
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I apologize to those who frown on posts regarding eBay items. I usually do not do this. But I came across this tonight and was wondering what the tags mean or if anyone has seen anything like this.

http://cgi.ebay.com/THOMAS-A-EDISON-PHO ... 3caa1dbbf5


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 Post subject: Re: Item From Museum For Sale?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:39 am 
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It is intriguing.


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 Post subject: Re: Item From Museum For Sale?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:28 pm 
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The listing mentions an original patent. If you read the tags they almost look like something that would be submitted to a patent office. Could this somehow be an original piece submitted for patent purposes? I would love to know more.


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 Post subject: Re: Item From Museum For Sale?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:17 pm 
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Ediphone - isn't that a 1920's dictaphone?

How easy or cost effective would it have been, in the pre-laser printed days, to print a one-off label for an item, and why would the word "valuable" be included on it? What would one pay for a complete Ediphone - I doubt it would be very much.

So, I cannot really figure this lot out?


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 Post subject: Re: Item From Museum For Sale?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:12 pm 
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The earlier Ediphones had a reproducer/recorder that was interchangable with a phono reproducer, but this one is from a later black cased model. My Ediphone has the same reproducer/record, which I think is a model D judging by the serial no. D 296707, and dates from the mid 20's as far as I know.
I'm not sure if the later grey machines used the same one or not??
I think the tags are more interesting than reproducer itself :)
It would be nice to know the story behind them.

Did you check out the horn the same seller is offering with his Gem?
Very weird!


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 Post subject: Re: Item From Museum For Sale?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:27 pm 
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That "horn" looks more like a hanging vase to me!

George P.


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 Post subject: Re: Item From Museum For Sale?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:31 pm 
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Sidewinder wrote:
Ediphone - isn't that a 1920's dictaphone?

How easy or cost effective would it have been, in the pre-laser printed days, to print a one-off label for an item, and why would the word "valuable" be included on it? What would one pay for a complete Ediphone - I doubt it would be very much.

So, I cannot really figure this lot out?


I think the clue to solve is "Ediphone Museum". Anyone ever heard of the Ediphone Museum? Google hasn't (yet).
Why do we need signatures when we are on a first avatar basis?


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 Post subject: Re: Item From Museum For Sale?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:00 am 
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phonogfp wrote:
That "horn" looks more like a hanging vase to me!

George P.


Ah, I think you're right George. I can imagine it being the centre trumpet of an epergne or something similar. The color of the brass inside looks about the same as some of my brass vases & jardineres that have held water too.


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 Post subject: Re: Item From Museum For Sale?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 5:43 am 
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Here's an Ediphone on the Seattle Craigslist:

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/atq/1590539744.html

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 Post subject: Re: Item From Museum For Sale?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:58 am 
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I too am not as interested in the actual piece for sale as I am the tags. I would love to know what they are from or what their original intentions were.


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