This cute little machine was the least expensive in a range of Amberola models introduced after 1914. The 30 in its name referred to the original price in dollars.
Although the Amberola 30 isn't rare, it is an excellent, compact and reliable mechanism to play Edison's 4 minute Blue Amberol cylinders.
This example has been mechanically rebuilt. Everything in the motor and upperworks has been taken apart, cleaned, inspected, lubricated and adjusted. A new mainspring has been installed in the spring barrel.
The reproducer, which is playing strong with a good diamond stylus, is the superior earlier version, not cast out of pot metal.
Cosmetically, the golden oak original finish case is in very nice condition, not suffering the veneer peel that afflicted the vast majority of these models. The front grill may be an older reproduction (I'm honestly not sure).
This Amberola is playing as smooth, vigorously and faithful as can be, as you can hear by clicking on the audio link or by viewing the youtube video below.
Four minute Blue Amberols, manufactured until 1929, are the easiest kind of cylinder record to find. To get you happily started, we'll include ten of them with this machine.
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