This restored Edison Home Phonograph with morning glory horn is just as nice as can be in every respect.
Aesthetically,the oak cabinet has very good original finish, with exceptionally nice paint and pinstriping. The red morning glory horn has gorgeous hand-painted flowers. It is quite hard to find a horn in this condition; usually the paint is all washed out and the horn corroded.(There is slight, typical creasing on some of the panels.) Some of the craning is a high quality reproduction, exactly in the style of the Edison original.
This is the Model D Home, introduced in 1908. This machine has the combination gearing for 2 and 4 minute records. The Diamond B reproducer, introduced in 1912, was at some time added to the machine, bringing it to Edison's highest degree of technological attainment in that it enabled the machine to play the new 4 minute Blue Amberol records. Because of this, the machine is currently set up as a straight 4 minute machine.
I have rebuilt the motor and upperworks of this Home model. There is a brand new mainspring, important for helping the machine to push through the 4 minute gearing. I have polished the governor shaft, cleaned and inspected all the gears, re-belted the motor, etc. The old pot metal mandrel bearing has been replaced with a new bronze bearing.
The Diamond B reproducer is exceptionally strong, and the machine is playing great, as you can hear in the mp3 recording.
The Blue Amberol records for this machine, made until 1929, are readily available and the easiest type of cylinder to get. Price includes a dozen cylinders to get you started.
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