Green energy, green agriculture, Green New Deal -- it seems that everything green is in fashion today. But there was also a time over a hundred years ago that green was also in fashion, as exemplified by the green oak cabinet of this Edison Home Phonograph.
This is the New Style Case of 1901, in production until 1905, and some of these machines did indeed come with a really green finish, most of which have age darkened somewhat over the years. So I have refinished this machine back to green oak, with a reproduction banner decal, appropriate to this model.
This example has the combination gearing to play both two and four minute records, indicating that the machine was retrofitted around 1910 to bring it up to date with Edison's latest technology.
I have totally taken apart the motor, cleaned, oiled, inspected everything, replaced any questionable parts. I pulled and re-greased the mainspring, a big job, but important for smooth running. The lower belt pulley on these often goes eccentric, and the belt won't run true, so I replaced the lower pulley when I re-belted the machine.
Everything is now running smoothly as it should, and the gearing will switch properly between two and four minute mode.
The unusual horn with a pearly appearance (of course it's green) is around 31 inches long with a 22 inch bell. It's an aftermarket horn from the Hawthorne and Sheble company, a large supplier of aftermarket parts. The inside display of the horn is quite respectable; there is some typical weathering of the outside. The two rods of the morning glory craning are reproductions; the foot and clip are original. This machine is relatively large and heavy compared with an Edison Standard, and so is a good candidate to carry the weight of a large horn without tipping.
This machine comes with a Model C two minute reproducer, rebuilt for maximum sound. Add a four minute reproducer and you're set to play almost every kind of cylinder record you are likely to find.
Price includes five cylinders.
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