Edison Fireside Phonograph, Model A



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Introduced in 1909, the Fireside was intended as a slightly lower priced replacement for the Edison Standard, but was sold concurrently with it. It employed the motor of the Edison Standard mated to a a slightly different, compact upperworks.

Rather than support the mandrel shaft in a mandrel bearing, the Fireside mandrel itself spun on a shaft, much in the style of the later Amberola machines. The upperworks featured two-four gearing, and a maroon baby morning glory horn. A K reproducer is commonly seen.


Edison Fireside Phonograph
The special red horn, which was shared with the Maroon Gem, was supported by a junior size crane. The fitting to hold the crane was built into the bedplate casting.
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Edison Fireside Phonograph, Model A, gearing
Details of the combination Fireside gearing and the original gear cover.
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Edison Fireside Phonograph with lid
Note the special small lid clips, rather than the wing type clips seen on Standards and Homes.
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