The Standard X was introduced around 1904 by the East Liverpool China Company of Chicago, later to become the Great Northern Manufacturing Company of Chicago. By the time of its introduction the front mount technology employed by the Standard X was becoming obsolete. Like its successor the Standard Talking Machine Style A, the X was a premium machine, i.e, a machine given away free as a premium in order to stimulate business.
All mechanical components were manufactured by Columbia. The X motor was simple and inexpensive, with an open mainspring rather than a mainspring enclosed in a spring barrel. The quarter inch spindle ensured a captive market for the special Standard records.
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