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This is my latest thrift store find, an Ediphone Voicewriter. I was able to Frankenstein the thing to get it working and I've had a LOT of fun with it so fa...
As the sales leaders, these machines turn up relatively frequently today and are easily the least expensive Edison enclosed horn cylinder players. Amberola 50. The Amberola 50 was a larger tabletop machine for four-minute celluloid cylinders, mechanically differering from the Amberola 30 only in having a two-spring motor.
Oct 21, 2008 · Edison later on changed the paper to a metal cylinder with tin foil wrapped around it. The machine had two diaphragm-and-needle units, one for recording, and one for playback. When one would speak into a mouthpiece, the sound vibrations would be indented onto the cylinder by the recording needle in a vertical (or hill and dale) groove pattern.
In this video, we look at two electric recording devices from the 1930's that were used to record voice dictation in an office environment. The medium? Wax...
Nonetheless 1903 was the peak year for cylinder production, and the disc machines afterwards began to outsell the Edison cylinders. Edison responded somewhat in 1908 by extending the playing time of his records to four minutes, going to 200 grooves/inch from 100 grooves/inch.
Later machines include the Model 60 and the floor model 80, made in 1928. A book about Edison cylinder machines is George Frow's Edison Cylinder Phonograph Companion. At some point I will discuss here the very early Perfected model (it used 2.5 volt batteries), the Triumph, the Home, the Standard, and the splendid Idelia.
Edison subsequently manufactured a machine that enabled one to play cylinders of either groove pitch by simply toggling a switch that engaged a stylus designed for 100 or 200 TPI grooves—the Amberola 1A, introduced in 1909.
They include Albany's Indestructible Company, which made Oxford cylinders for Sears, and Cleveland's U. S. Phonograph Company, which made U-S Everlasting and Lakeside cylinders. When I began collecting, I had trouble distinguishing an Edison from a Columbia or Indestructible.
Feb 13, 2020 · AMBEROL: The name for the first four-minute cylinder developed by Edison, 1908-1912. These cylinders are black in color, made of especially hard metallic soap, and were usually sold in green and white containers.
Antique Edison Cylinder Phonograph Model C Reproducer 2 Minute Good Stylus. $95.00. 21 bids. $7.95 shipping. Ending May 2 at 3:50PM PDT. 2d 4h.
In December 1877, Thomas Edison and his team invented the phonograph using a thin sheet of tin foil wrapped around a hand-cranked grooved metal cylinder. Tin foil was not a practical recording medium for either commercial or artistic purposes and the crude hand-cranked phonograph was only marketed as a novelty, to little or no profit.
This Edison Cylinder Coin-Op "type" phonograph was of the type that was the predecessors of the modern Juke box. All of the Edison cylinder machine parts are vintage. The phonograph bed plate and top works are Edison Triumph Model "A." The motor too is vintage, being an Edison Kin-ed-o-wat.
Nov 24, 2000 · First introduced by Thomas Edison in the 1870s, the typical cylinder is black or blue and about four inches long and two inches in diameter. Most of them are worth less than $5, but some can be ...