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EDISON GEM PHONOGRAPH, FINE ORIGINAL CONDITION
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11 Mar, 2012 12:56:17 GMT
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Witney, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

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EDISON GEM PHONOGRAPH

A lovely Edison Gem, in original condition. The machine is in good working order, and the Model C reproducer has recently been rebuilt (new gaskets) by well-known expert Keith Badman in Devon, so sounds great.

The black enamel and chromework is in very good order. The front has an original trade label attached from Reinhold and Co of Woolwich – a bit of research shows that was set up by a German émigré, Herman Reinhold (Reinhold & Co, Mechanical Engineers, Manufacturers & Patentees, 7. Wellington Street, Woolwich, established 1872). I think it would be possible to remove this, but I certainly didn’t want to as it adds so much to the character of the machine.

The wooden base has a split and needs re-gluing, or could be left as is – it’s reasonably sound. The lid is complete and in good / fair condition (some of the laminate is starting to lift, but is quite firmly attached to the wood).

The horn is in fair to good condition, but is completely unrestored. It has what I think is the original rubber attachment for the reproducer, and this is starting to perish.There are no Edison transfers visible on the horn, but it looks like a standard Edison fireside style (see photos).The crane & chain is a replacement – the only non-original parts on the Edison, apart from the new gaskets in the reproducer.

Sold with a reserve of £50.

I would much prefer not to trust this to Parcelforce or a shipping agent. It’s bulky to pack and could easily be damaged in transit. If it absolutely has to be shipped I’ll send (UK only) at a cost of £30 – it will be sent in two packages, one for the horn and one for the machine, insured to the value of the purchase price.

Alternatively – and preferably – you can collect from me (Woodstock, Oxfordshire) by appointment - come and have a day out at Blenheim Palace! - or I will deliver within a 50 mile radius of Woodstock at a cost of £0.25p per mile.

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