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Edison Fireside Phonograph with Cygnet horn and 2/4 minute gearing


The reason these Cygnet horns are so desirable is that they hang vertically, providing easy access to the phonograph and not taking up your whole room!

 


Here is a view of the front of the case.

 


Here is the Edison decal and lovely oak grain pattern.

 


Note the excellent gold-and-blue pinstripe decoration.

 


Another view of the bedplate.

 


Ready for music.

 


The lid is in fine condition.

 


The bedplate from the top.

 


Here is the left side, with the 2 min - 4 min gear switch.

 


Excellent bedplate decoration.

 


Here is the icing on the cake: the Model K Combination reproducer.

 


Here is how you switch between 2 and 4 minue mode.

 


The Cygnet horn retains its original decals in excellent conditon.

 


From the side, note just a few small imperfections in the horn neck, but otherwise a superb phonograph.

 


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The Edison Fireside was compact phonograph for the middle class market that was introduced with the release of four-minute records in 1908. This model was immediately very popular and a showcase for all of Edison's improvements: the mechanism has a factory-installed switch for choosing 2 versus 4 minute records, the Model K reproducer has a swiveling stylus for different types of cylinders, and the horn is the high-end swan neck Cygnet horn. A superb combination, rarely seen in such fine condition. An immediate show-stopper!


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