This early Diamond Disc was introduced in late 1912 with the first group of Diamond Disc phonographs as the A60. The 60 referred to its price in dollars. This was one of the few Diamond Disc models that employed a belt driven turntable.
The cabinet without lid was unique among Diamond Disc models, and was undoubtedly modeled after the low priced Victrola IV and Victrola VI.
Unfortunately, at $60 this machine could not compete with the Victrola IV initially priced at $15, and sales were slow. According to Frow's book The Edison Disc Phonographs only around 3000 were sold.
There was an A60, B60 and C60, all substantially similar, as well as a variation in a metal case.
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