These items are not for sale and the descriptions, images and prices are for reference purposes only. You can reduce the number of items displayed by entering a keyword that must be included in the description of the item. An Edison Bell ’20th century’ phonograph, circa key wind on a gilt black lyre base with ten cylinders 29 cm high. An Edison fireside gramophone and horn, 70 cm high, 55 cm wide approx. Show 2 more like this. Thomas a. Edison Phonograph Thomas a. Edison Phonograph I an oak case and winder the metal plate reading ‘Edison home Phonograph manufactured under the Patents of Thomas a. Edison, et al, at orange, N. Other Patents Pending… Show 13 more like this.
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Both copies use the scarcer takes. A sales genius, Edison was not. This group has flummoxed collectors and discographers for decades. Now, thanks to some first-class sleuthing reported on the grammophon-platten. Based on newspaper clippings from April and June , as displayed on the grammophon-platten site, this group consists of:.
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Edison Records (All US/Canadian Edison releases should use this label) this date is nowadays quite debated, and it’s believed that in fact it happened quite.
The following documents from Blue Folder No. Arthur Walsh to Charles Edison October 12, On or about the Edison Industries began to manufacture and sell the disc type of record and from that date to this, as far as I can estimate, it has always been a losing business. Without going too far back into history, I have looked over the financial statements of the past five years. The five years show a loss on account of records, as follows:.
At the present time we are making both types.
On the Use of the Edison Phonograph in the Preservation of the Languages of the American Indians
The technology that made the modern music business possible came into existence in the New Jersey laboratory where Thomas Edison created the first device to both record sound and play it back. He was awarded U. Patent No. In an effort to facilitate the repeated transmission of a single telegraph message, Edison devised a method for capturing a passage of Morse code as a sequence of indentations on a spool of paper.
Reasoning that a similar feat could be accomplished for the telephone, Edison devised a system that transferred the vibrations of a diaphragm—i. Edison and his mechanic, John Kreusi, worked on the invention through the autumn of and quickly had a working model ready for demonstration.
T. A. EDISON. Phonograph. No. , Patented May 18, I ‘ awa /07k 2 % (fi /M00 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
Tan cardboard cylinder case felt lining and slip on lie. Trade Mark picture of Thomas A. Edison Pat’d 11″ Marks: Top has a red stamp “Edison Record No” and some scratching along side of picture in pencil “Is there any room in ” Early date approximate. Oak box base that contains the spring wound mechanism turned by hand crank for this Edison Standard Phonograph. Has a morning glory horn black and red on outside and faded red and gold inside. The original support for the horn had been replaced by a steel and cast iron base.
The off and on switch is on the upper front. Above the nickel plated tapered belt driven cylinder over which the wax record slides is the needle head or reproducer which is let down onto the record. Behind it is a small brush that keeps records clean.
A Brief History of Recording to ca. 1950
The record label was created in in West Orange, NJ, United States by Thomas Alva Edison. Edison Records began with the first commercially viable.
Introduced in early , it proved to be a durable machine with good performance that sold well. As tastes and customer demands changed, the model types changed as well. They were made in great quantities and are often the first choice for entry-level cylinder machine collectors today. The Edison Company discontinued open horn phonographs including the Standard in late In talking with collectors of phonographs, I often find that the Edison Standard was their first cylinder player.
This is hardly a surprise in that Standards are plentiful and still relatively cheap. Certainly, I was no exception and proceeded to collect the different versions of the Standard. It filled in many gaps but early on in my restoration efforts, I felt a need to better identify feature changes and relate them to serial numbers. It is an excel data sheet that attempts to document those changes and correlate them with the serial numbers on existing machines. I find that the more examples I record, the more surprising features emerge.
Please see the link at the end of the article for downloading. One integral part of the Data Project is the concept of typical configuration for each iteration of Standard model types.
In Letters Patent No. Upon this cylinder there is a sheet of foil or similar material, and the same is indented by the action of a point moved by a diaphragm, and this foil forms a phonogram that can be usedto reproduce the original sounds when moved in contact with a point and diaphragm. My present invention relates to improvements upon the phonograph patented as aforesaid, and the features of such improvemeut are hereinafter specially pointed out. In thedrawings, Figure 1 is an elevation of the phonograph.
In , Thomas Edison (shown here circa ) invented the phonograph, the first device that could record and play back sound. A decade later.
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