Edison Model A Standard - New Style



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This Edison Standard is still technically Model A machinery, but looks very different from the square suitcase Standard that was its predecessor. This "New Style" case, with colorful, flowing banner decal and green oak finish, was introduced around 1901. The case is slightly less tall than Model B and later Standards, as the coil spring motor mounts had not yet been introduced.


Edison Standard Phonograph, Model A
IThe green oak case still has a lot of eye appeal to modern collectors.
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Edison Standard Phonograph
This example has been fitted with an unusual repeater attachment sold by the International Correspondence School for the learn-a-language cylinders. Note the bar running parallel to the ledge. Hit the button, and the carriage would back up a groove or two, allowing the student to repeat the word or phrase. The ICS cylinders can be seen in the background.
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Edison Standard Phonograph, New Style
Model A Edison Standard with lid.
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