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 Post subject: Re: Edison Standard worth restoring?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:27 pm 
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KCW wrote:
Acquired all the missing parts and sent everything to the restorer! Excited to have an 1890s player when it’s done. Will certainly post pictures. By the way, same seller on eBay has a complete and nearly working Edison standard two clip with an even earlier serial number -S400s. Just wanted to let everyone know. I would have bought it had I not started this project, but very happy to help bring this one back to life!

I’m going to watch this thread and restoration very closely. I am really happy and excited for you! And I hope a member of this forum buys the other one. But it won’t be me though because I don’t have $1200+ on me.


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 Post subject: Re: Edison Standard worth restoring?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:28 pm 
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I won't be buying the other one either--that's quite a bit of money for a rare phonograph.

But that restoration of OP's new Edison has got me curious.


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 Post subject: Re: Edison Standard worth restoring?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:22 pm 
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I’ll definitely post restoration pictures. It’s great that the original pictures are in the thread for comparison. I imagine this will take some time. I’m not doing the restoration, but having a pro handle it, can’t wait to see it!


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 Post subject: Re: Edison Standard worth restoring?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:25 am 
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I own the lowest serial number Edison Standard phonograph that I have seen on the net. S45.

I do not have the funnel/horn and crank handle.

It is in good condition.


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 Post subject: Re: Edison Standard worth restoring?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:48 am 
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andriesjackson wrote:
I own the lowest serial number Edison Standard phonograph that I have seen on the net. S45.

I do not have the funnel/horn and crank handle.

It is in good condition.

I don't want to hijack the OP too much, but I for one would love to see some photos of your incredibly early Standard. Would you be so kind as to start a post showing it to us? I'm sure many would be grateful for your contribution. It would be a great candidate for a "Featured Phonographs" in this subforum: https://forum.talkingmachine.info/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=444

Many thanks,
Fran
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 Post subject: Re: Edison Standard worth restoring?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:05 am 
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andriesjackson wrote:
I own the lowest serial number Edison Standard phonograph that I have seen on the net. S45.

I do not have the funnel/horn and crank handle.

It is in good condition.


Congratulations on owning one of the earliest Edison Standards. As I advised you earlier on the Antique Phonograph Society web site, Edison Standard #3 exists. Although not everything can be found on the Internet, Martin Kauper's data on Edison Standards can be found there - - on the APS web site, immediately following his outstanding Spotter's Guide to the Edison Standard Phonograph:

https://www.antiquephono.org/spotters-g ... honograph/

As shown there, Edison Standards #3, #4, and #43 are noted, along with hundreds of others.

George P.


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 Post subject: Re: Edison Standard worth restoring?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:00 pm 
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I took would love to see that early standard! How did you come across it? Does it have an interesting origin story?


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 Post subject: Re: Edison Standard worth restoring?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:53 am 
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fran604g wrote:
andriesjackson wrote:
I own the lowest serial number Edison Standard phonograph that I have seen on the net. S45.

I do not have the funnel/horn and crank handle.

It is in good condition.

I don't want to hijack the OP too much, but I for one would love to see some photos of your incredibly early Standard. Would you be so kind as to start a post showing it to us? I'm sure many would be grateful for your contribution. It would be a great candidate for a "Featured Phonographs" in this subforum: https://forum.talkingmachine.info/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=444

Many thanks,
Fran


Hi Fran I will plsce some pictures soon.


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 Post subject: Re: Edison Standard worth restoring?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:56 am 
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KCW wrote:
I took would love to see that early standard! How did you come across it? Does it have an interesting origin story?


Hi

My father kept in in good condition his whole life. - He passed away 4 years ago. He got it from his dad - my grandfather that died when my dad was 18.


I will post some pictures soon
Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Edison Standard worth restoring?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:32 pm 
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Well after a long wait the restoration is finished - done by Shenandoah Restorations, a completer overhaul. Will post picture for comparison soon. Foolish question, but will this machine play any two minute cylinder, such as gold molded? Thank you!


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