Everyone wants a morning glory horn with hand-painted flowers. And everyone entertains the misconception that most Edison phonographs came this way. But (with one very late exception) Edison phonographs never came out of the factory with this type of horn; almost all horns with floral decoration were aftermarket accessories, making them quite scarce.
The machine here is a Model B Edison Standard ca 1904-1909. The beautiful morning glory horn, still quite appropriate to this machine, was in fact manufactured by the Tea Tray Company, a well known aftermarket seller.
Unlike most of these horns which survived only in scratched and weathered condition, this horn is in very nice shape. There was a little separation of the front and end segments of the horn starting to occur, which I sealed with some heavy duty structural epoxy.
The Edison Standard, though not rare, makes an excellent starter machine, very reliable and easy to get parts for. I have totally rebuilt this one, taken it apart and put it back together, cleaned and lubricated everything, pulled and re-greased the mainspring, etc.
The case is original finish, cleaned and polished, with just a little weathering of the Edison decal. The craning that supports the horn is a high quality reproduction of the Edison factory craning.
The Model C reproducer has been disassembled and rebuilt for maximum sound. Everything is now running and playing smoothly as it ought to be.
Price includes five nice original 2 minute Edison cylinders.
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