Introduced in 1915, the Edison Amberolas 30, 50 and 75 referred to their original price in dollars. All sold in good quantities, the Amberola 30 being the most popular. The Amberola 75 was an upright machine with three drawers for record storage. The mid-priced Amberola 50 featured a double spring motor for extended playing time, and a slightly larger horn than the Amberola 30 for more volume.
Although not rare, the Amberola 50 offers an excellent and convenient means of playing Edison's Blue Amberol four minute cylinders.
I have taken the mechanics of this machine totally apart, cleaned and adjusted everything, and put it back together. Both mainsprings have been pulled and re-greased, a big job, but important for smooth running as otherwise the spring can stick to itself as it unwinds. The motor is now running as smoothly as possible.
The reproducer is in good original condition. Edison employed a diamond stylus on these machines, and with proper care the stylus should last a lifetime. Please be aware that replacement styli for this reproducer have not been available since 2019, so that if you are buying a machine on a venue such as ebay the reproducer, if defective, may not be rebuildable. You don't have to worry about this with our machines.
The original finish mahogany cabinet has not been touched. There is some typical weathering of the finish. You can polish/refinish if you like, or leave it alone, as you prefer.
Includes 10 original Edison records.
We buy, sell, and repair antique phonographs and music boxes.
Pick-up and delivery possible in many parts of the midwest,south, and northeast.