Standard Talking Machine Model H



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The Standard Model H is another machine using Columbia components and distributed by the Great Northern Manufacturing Company of Chicago. The case is fancier and larger than the more commonly seen Standard X and Standard A.

Like its siblings, it attempted to lock purchasers of the "free" machine into proprietary records by use of an oversize spindle.


Standard Model H front
It is not known if the red horn seen here is original to the machine.
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Standard Model H motor
The double spring motor would have made the Standard H more expensive than its Great Northern siblings.
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Standard Model H, sides
The gilded nameplate was printed inside the "eyewinker" decoration.
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