Near Mint 1906 Edison Standard Phonograph 2/4 Minute Plays All Cylinders
If you're an uncompromising collector of antique technology, make sure to check out all my listings after you look at this one. I don't think you'll find a better, broader or more balanced assortment of technical antiques anywhere -- hundreds of no-reserve auctions each year, almost all of them featuring eye-popping "gee whiz" gadgetry in exceptional original condition. If you see something you like, you might want to consider acting sooner rather than later. Here's a beautiful 1906 banner-front Edison Standard Phonograph. The phonograph is set up with a 2/4 minute factory combination gearing attachment and can play all cylinders -- 2 minute wax, 2 minute celluloid, 4 minute wax, 4 minute celluloid. The phonograph also includes an original Edison oil can. Condition of the phonograph is excellent, close to mint.
The 14 witch's hat horn is original. It's in excellent condition, with some light chipping around the nozzle but glossy original paint and a beautiful brass bell has been professionally polished. The oil can is likewise in excellent condition, with its original paper Edison label still affixed to the underside of the base. I'll include an excellent Edison Blue Amberol cylinder Billy Murray & Ada Jones! Sure, you can probably get a lower price from Joe and Janet Barn-Find, but when your "bargain" arrives broken, and without any hint of how it works or how you might be able to put it back together, you'll realize that you really do get exactly what you pay for.