Listing for:
Very early Suitcase Style Edison Home Phonograph with brass mandrel


The oak cabinet is extraordinary, with the light oak seen on these early models.

 


The banner on this Home is outstanding. Note, there is just the most minor scuff on the banner, and a small veneer peel on the top of the lid.

 


Left side of the cabinet.

 


Right side. Note the original crank with nickel medallion stating manufacturer. This crank alone is a rare find worth hundreds of dollars!

 


Bedplate in above average condition. This phonograph is a good candidate for spot restoration, or leave it alone with all its wonderful, original patina.

 


The early four-digit serial number and patent plate. Latest patent date: 1893.

 


There is the brass mandrel.... this is truly a grandmother's attic find. The mandrel has not been polished and the machine not altered since Edison's day.

 

The Edison Home Phonograph was introduced in 1896 and had a distinctive "suitcase" styled cabinet with a gold and red banner decal on the lid. For 17 years, Edison made Edison Home Phonographs, and manufactured approximately 400,000 of them during this time. This example, number 6171 (!!), is an extremely scarce example with a brass mandrel, not a nickel plated mandrel like later Edison Homes. The nickel-plated mandrels began during 1897, showing how scarce this phonograph is. Indeed, this phonograph even has the original crank with the original medallion "National Phonograph Company, Orange, N.J." Complete with original shaver. Also available with your choice of reproducers and horns.


Warning: strtotime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/collec3/public_html/west/lookup.php on line 126

Warning: strtotime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/collec3/public_html/west/lookup.php on line 126
This item has been sold, but we may be able to acquire
another one for you. Click below to send us a message.

Click here to e-mail us about this item.