Edison Army and Navy Diamond Disc



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Introduced in 1917 and sold to the Armed Forces, very few of these utilitarian Diamond Discs survived the Great War. The machine was available in Navy blue or Army drab, but the paint on surviving examples is usually so weathered and faded that it is only a shadow of the original color.


Edison Army Navy phonograph
This box certainly looks as if it has been through the wars. The Edison decal barely lingers on the front.
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Edison Army and Navy Diamond Disc
This machine is sitting on what appears to be an original matching cabinet.
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Edison Army Navy phonograph, Army version
Here's a different example in Army green, showing the front grill cover.
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Edison Army Navy phonograph, interior
The interior housed a standard Diamond Disc mechanism with single spring motor.
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