Introduced in 1912, the A250 (later B250) was one of the first of Edison's entries into the disc machine market. Most examples were fitted with a double spring motor. The cabinet was based on Edison's Amberola I cylinder machine, but although it shares many design elements, it is not identical and an Amberola I mechanism cannot be swapped into the cabinet.
The 250 nomenclature refered to its original price in dollars, a naming practice favored by Edison with many of his models.
Available in oak or mahogany, the A250 and B250 enjoyed only a modest success, and was phased out around 1915.
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