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  •  Oh my. What an exquisite piece. (6+ / 0-)

    Of what material is the horn?/listening piece made?  How many pieces in your collection?

    Well now, aren't I the nosy parker this morning.

    Good morning, commonmass ;)

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    by JaxDem on Sat Apr 13, 2013 at 04:21:40 AM PDT

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    •  The horn is a kind of metal similar to that (6+ / 0-)

      used to make certain kinds of organ pipes. The painted flowers are original. One can expect to pay a retail price of about 300 dollars for such a horn though some go for more, some for less.

      I have several others in my collection as well as hundreds of cylinder and disc recordings made between 1894 and about 1930.

      Here's a sample:

      1914 Edison B-80 disc machine

      1897/98 Columbia "Q". You can see a record on the mandrel and a listening tube used for the softer, early "brown wax" recordings.

      Edison Amberola 30, ca. 1916

      I have a couple of others, too. Perhaps a diary is in order one of these days. Thanks for your interest. These machines are fun. I should add that the 1906 Edison cylinder machine can make home recordings if you have a recorder and a supply of wax blanks (which I have).

      What is truth? -- Pontius Pilate

      by commonmass on Sat Apr 13, 2013 at 04:32:59 AM PDT

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