1910 Edison Fireside Phonograph W/Matching Faux Wood Cygnet Horn 2/4 Minute
Item History and Pricing
Here's a 1910 Edison Fireside cylinder phonograph withfactory 2 and 4 minute gearing, an excellent "K"reproducer (for playing all types of 2 & 4 minute cylinders, including black wax Amberols) and an original Edison Cygnet horn whose faux wood finish was restored brilliantly by Danny Arms. Thephonograph is in excellent working condition and needs nothing to beenjoyed immediately. It plays great, it sounds great, and it willarrive at your door with detailed, easy-to-unders...tand set-up andoperating instructions so you won't have to guess what to do once you'veunpacked it.
Condition of the phonograph is excellent throughout. OriginalJapanned finish on the casting is still deep black and glossy, and the gold decorations are still prominent. The motor isin excellent condition, with ample torque. The governor assembly isworking properly, and the pitch doesn't waver as a cylinder playsthrough. All of the gearing beneath the bedplate is clean. The cabinet is excellent, with its original finish intact. Cabinet decal is crisp and unscarred.
The No. 10 Cygnet horn is original and in near mint condition, with no dings, no dents, no damage. The faux oak finish that's been applied to its metal panels is drop dead gorgeous, as you can see.
I'llinclude with the phonograph an Edison 4-minute Amberol cylinder and Edison 2-minute Gold Moulded cylinder, so the machine will be ready to play as soon as it arrives.
I've been selling and shipping antiquephonographs, antique radios and antique scientific apparatus for morethan 25 years. When you purchase an antique phonograph from me, you'llreceive a phonograph that arrives safely because it's been carefullypacked (by me, not by some well-intentioned butnonetheless confounded, doe-eyed teenager working at the UPS store whowouldn't know a phonograph from a farm tool), and you'll receive aphonograph that includes thorough but easy-to-understand set-up andoperating instructions, so you won't be left scratching your head,trying to figure out how it works. Sure, you can probably get a lowerprice from Joe and Janet Barn-Find, but when your "bargain" arrivesbroken, and without any hint of how it works or how you might be able toput it back together, you'll realize that you really do get exactlywhat you pay for.
That'sabout it. I will carefully prep everything for shipping and packeverything carefully and properly. Overseas bidders, please contact mein advance for a shipping quote and for my confirmation that I can ship it to you. The phonograph will be expensive to ship, as it will need to go out in two large packages (phonograph in one package; horn in the other). Auction participants with no priorfeedback history, or with hidden feedback, should contact me beforeplacing a bid. Buyer prepays and includes shipping.
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