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Edison C-2 Combination Radio - Phonograph


The C-2 from the front displays the lovely walnut grain, burl maple panels, and original brass hardware.

 


A close up of the lovely workmanship of the cabinet.

 


Open up the doors and you are exposed to the record storage area, radio controls and speaker grill.

 


A closer view of the radio controls and the original grill and grill cloth.

 


The Edison turntable and (next photo) unique combination type pickup. The record area shows the 30+ years of dust that settled out as this one was not used for decades! The dust and debris come along at no extra cost!

 


There is the Edison diamond stylus along with the hole for insering a regular steel needle.

 


The top of the cabinet is nice, with just very minor use wear. No missing veneer here.

 


One of the rare Edisons without a crank on the right side!

 


The original "guts". Note the old wiring and ancient tubes. No home electricians worked on this one!

 

Late in the 1920s, Thomas Edison gave up control of his research laboratories to his son Theodore. While Thomas was opposed to producing records and machines of the "Victor" or "lateral-groove" design and incorporating radios into the phonograph design, his sons recognized the absolute economic necessity of building machines to suit the modern market's demands. Therefore, late in the 1920s, the Edison Company produced a series of COMBINATION type radio-phonographs. This C-2 is such an example. The C-1 was the most expensive model, and is extremely rare today. The C-2 was designed for the upper middle class and contained an electric turntable and pickup playing both the Diamond Discs and lateral cut records, plus an RCA radio. Existing examples of this scarce phonograph, which was made for only a few months before the Edison Phonograph company closed in 1929, are thought to number in the dozens. Exterior condition is very nice and original; turntable motor is in perfect working order with fine speed control. Electronics are original and will require a straightforward capacitor rebuilding. This phonograph came out of the home of the second owner, where it had been kept in an attic for 30 or more years. PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION AND PRICING ON THIS RARE COLECTOR'S ITEM.


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