Edison cylindrical phonograph part ID needed

Edison cylindrical phonograph part ID needed

Post by Cal Eustaqui » Mon, 02 Feb 1998 04:00:00



Hi:
I stepped across one of those Edison cylinder phonograph assemblies with
the cylinder (no cartridge), the "tone arm" without the needle and
cartridge assy, and the base (complete with the patent plate).Anyone have
an idea what this is and how much its worth? Cal.

 
 
 

Edison cylindrical phonograph part ID needed

Post by George Conkl » Mon, 02 Feb 1998 04:00:00




Quote:
>Hi:
>I stepped across one of those Edison cylinder phonograph assemblies with
>the cylinder (no cartridge), the "tone arm" without the needle and
>cartridge assy, and the base (complete with the patent plate).Anyone have
>an idea what this is and how much its worth? Cal.

  You need to describe a little more of what you have.  

 
 
 

Edison cylindrical phonograph part ID needed

Post by Allen Am » Mon, 02 Feb 1998 04:00:00


Well, let's see, I have this car with 4 wheels and 2 headlights... what kind is
it? Seriously, you need more info! What does it say on the patent plate? Dates,
Serial no., etc. That will give us a clue. There is a book on all Edison phonos
(with photos) which would definitely identify your machine, or if you could
send us a photo (scanned?), that would help. Measurements of cabinet or
bedplate too.

Allen Koenigsberg
(Books on old phonographs & records)
http://www.edisonshop.com/new

 
 
 

Edison cylindrical phonograph part ID needed

Post by Cal Eustaqui » Wed, 04 Feb 1998 04:00:00


Some folks wanted furthur information on this item, so here it is:

The Edison cylindrical phono part is 15 1/2" by 6 7/8" on the black
painted steel base. Ser. # is H76772. The patent plate states
"Manufactured under patents of Thomas A.Edison, at Orange, NJUSA." Patent
dates begin with Dec 4, 1888 to May 31, 1898. There is a faded etched
signature of the man himself on a part below that of the patent plate that
has in cursive "Thomas A. Edison" and the word "mark" just below it. There
are no wooded bases beyond that. The cylinder is 1 5/8" dia and 4 5/8"
long. Seems there is some surface rust on various parts of the unit but
definitely restorable (I restore BA radios so that part I know). Other
than that, what is its worth? Is it worth seeking out the parts or selling
it? Sorry, don't have the time to take a picture and post it. Cal, N6KYR.

Quote:

> Hi:
> I stepped across one of those Edison cylinder phonograph assemblies with
> the cylinder (no cartridge), the "tone arm" without the needle and
> cartridge assy, and the base (complete with the patent plate).Anyone have
> an idea what this is and how much its worth? Cal.

 
 
 

Edison cylindrical phonograph part ID needed

Post by Cal Eustaqui » Thu, 05 Feb 1998 04:00:00


Here is what I have. Cal.

Quote:

> Some folks wanted furthur information on this item, so here it is:

> The Edison cylindrical phono part is 15 1/2" by 6 7/8" on the black
> painted steel base. Ser. # is H76772. The patent plate states
> "Manufactured under patents of Thomas A.Edison, at Orange, NJUSA." Patent
> dates begin with Dec 4, 1888 to May 31, 1898. There is a faded etched
> signature of the man himself on a part below that of the patent plate that
> has in cursive "Thomas A. Edison" and the word "mark" just below it. There
> are no wooded bases beyond that. The cylinder is 1 5/8" dia and 4 5/8"
> long. Seems there is some surface rust on various parts of the unit but
> definitely restorable (I restore BA radios so that part I know). Other
> than that, what is its worth? Is it worth seeking out the parts or selling
> it? Sorry, don't have the time to take a picture and post it. Cal, N6KYR.


> > Hi:
> > I stepped across one of those Edison cylinder phonograph assemblies with
> > the cylinder (no cartridge), the "tone arm" without the needle and
> > cartridge assy, and the base (complete with the patent plate).Anyone have
> > an idea what this is and how much its worth? Cal.

 
 
 

Edison cylindrical phonograph part ID needed

Post by John9 » Fri, 06 Feb 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
>The Edison cylindrical phono part is 15 1/2" by 6 7/8" on the black
>painted steel base. Ser. # is H76772. The patent plate states
>"Manufactured under patents of Thomas A.Edison, at Orange, NJUSA." Patent
>dates begin with Dec 4, 1888 to May 31, 1898. There is a faded etched
>signature of the man himself on a part below that of the patent plate that
>has in cursive "Thomas A. Edison" and the word "mark" just below it. There
>are no wooded bases beyond that. The cylinder is 1 5/8" dia and 4 5/8"
>long. Seems there is some surface rust on various parts of the unit but
>definitely restorable (I restore BA radios so that part I know). Other
>than that, what is its worth? Is it worth seeking out the parts or selling

What you have is part of a Home phonograph, model A, probably the suitcase
model. A case for this would be hard to come by. If you were to sell it <I
assume there is no motor>...you might find someone who has a good cabinet but a
yucky upper works..I would say that if you only have the black top plate and
upper mechanism, if complete, would be about $75 - $100or so..especially with
rust..