Edison needle cut P1 portable



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This blue cloth-covered portable, dating from 1929, represents the last gasp of the Edison company in the disc phonograph market, and Edison's only attempt to market a lateral cut 78rpm machine. Research indicates these were made for Edison by a company in Wisconsin that manufactured other brand portables. The Edison logo/trademark appears prominently on the machine and the pot metal reproducer.

Edison needle cut 78rpm records, which were issued contemporaneously with this machine, are quite scarce.


Edison P1 portable
Edison P1 portable.
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Edison 78rpm portable phonograph
The pot metal reproducers were prone to crazing and cracking.
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Edison P1 reproducer
The reproducer had an art deco look unlike other Edison products.
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Edison P1 portable case
Blue padded case offers no clues to distinguish it from other picnic portables.
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