Edison Diamond Disc Model B80



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Introduced in 1912 at a cost of $80 as the A80, this model was distinguished by its belt drive motor, with the turntable driven by a rubber belt rather than the usual drive gear. The improved B80 was introduced in 1914.


Viva Tonal Model 810
In an unusual twist, the double doors could fold back inside the cabinet.
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Edison B80 Diamond Disc
The horn and drive mechanism were lifted by the knurled screw. Note the generic type brake rather than an automatic stop.
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Edison B80 belt drive
The mechanism below the crank is the speed control.
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B80 Diamond Disc rear view
Rear view.
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