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1 hour ago, AmberolaAndy said:

Some nice ones here. I just have a plain ol C-19. Which counts as a 250 machine.

"... plain ol..."?  C-19s are great machines!

 

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On 8/15/2020 at 3:44 PM, Valecnik said:

 

First we have no. 2503, (A-300).  Bottom drawer fits only 12" records.  10" fall through and you can't close the drawer.  You also cannot retrieve the 10" record because it falls deeper than the level of the divider slat.

 

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Reposting this because the link to the pic didn't work for some reason.

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2 minutes ago, Fran604g said:

What George said...I could gaze at your A-300 for hours.

Thanks Fran, George,

 

Yea I love it too.  My real purpose of posting it was because of variations in record storage.  Comparing to Mikes and the others I posted there are four variations within a production run that lasted about two years, late 1912 to December 1914.  Hard to even call it manufacturing!

 

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PatheLogical

Bruce,

 

Given that Edison was only making 10-inch records when your A-300 was manufactured, what good was the bottom drawer to the machine's owner ---  if only 12-inch records could be accommodated in it?   I can't imagine Edison wanting his customers to purchase 12-inch lateral-cut or vertical-cut records (along with a 78 adapter) made by competitors just to fill that deep bottom drawer!

 

Confused,

Bob

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18 hours ago, PatheLogical said:

Bruce,

 

Given that Edison was only making 10-inch records when your A-300 was manufactured, what good was the bottom drawer to the machine's owner ---  if only 12-inch records could be accommodated in it?   I can't imagine Edison wanting his customers to purchase 12-inch lateral-cut or vertical-cut records (along with a 78 adapter) made by competitors just to fill that deep bottom drawer!

 

Confused,

Bob

I agree Bob it's confusing but they must have anticipated at the beginning that 12" records would be coming along shortly.  I have record jackets with retail list prices listed for 12" records.  An extract is below:

 

EDISON DISC RECORDS

 

U.S. Retail List Prices


10 inch Nos. 82001 to 82500 ................ $ 2.00
10 inch Nos. 82501 to 83000 ................     2.50
10 inch Nos. 83001 to 83500 ................     3.00
10 inch Nos. 83501 to 84000 ................     3.50
10 inch Nos. 84001 to 84500 ................     4.00
10 inch Nos. 84501 to 85000 ................     4.50
10 inch Nos. 85001 to 85500 ................     5.00
10 inch Nos. 85501 to 86000 ................     5.50
10 inch Nos. 86001 to 86500 ................     6.00

12 inch Nos. 92001 to 92500 ................ $ 2.00
12 inch Nos. 92501 to 93000 ................     2.50
12 inch Nos. 93001 to 93500 ................     3.00
12 inch Nos. 93501 to 94000 ................     3.50
12 inch Nos. 94001 to 94500 ................     4.00
12 inch Nos. 94501 to 95000 ................     4.50
12 inch Nos. 95001 to 95500 ................     5.00
12 inch Nos. 95501 to 96000 ................     5.50
12 inch Nos. 96001 to 96500 ................     6.00

For prices in other Countries see current catalogue of Edison Records in such Country.

No. 82043

RONDO CAPRICCIOSO
C. Saint Saëns
VIOLIN SOLO
PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT

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On 8/16/2020 at 2:33 AM, Valecnik said:

"... plain ol..."?  C-19s are great machines!

 

They sure are I know mine’s not going to win any beauty contest, but it will be my only DD machine until that Edisonic ever shows up! The true tone diaphragm makes the machine better.

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2 hours ago, marcapra said:

How does having concave dividers help with pulling the records out?  Doesn't the record get pinched with concave curved dividers?  

 

The dividers themselves are not concave.  Rather, a concave area has been removed from each divider to make it easier to grasp the edge of a record. 

 

George P.

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1 hour ago, phonogfp said:

The dividers themselves are not concave.  Rather, a concave area has been removed from each divider to make it easier to grasp the edge of a record. 

 

George P.

Correct George.  Look at the pictures of drawers, bottom drawers,  I posted on August 10th & 15th Marc.  Then I think it will be clear.  🙂

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A "plain ol C-19?"  That's all I have.. and I LOVE it! Picture in my garage after I cleaned it up a bit. I also have an Edison Home with Signet horn, Fireside with original horn and Amberola 30...  Anyone lucky enough to have any one of these machines should be very pleased to own them and to play Diamond Discs or Edison cylinders! That's why I assume you were joking when you said "plain 'ol C-19"   🙂

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My A250 came to me without a grill, but with the help of my good friend Roger Merenkov,  (who sold the machine to me)  I was able to make a template from an original and make my own.  The wood for the grill came from a destroyed oak Columbia cabinet that Roger salvaged.   I cut out the grill by hand with a coping saw.  The rest of the cabinet just needed a good cleaning.  I played it for years before one of the springs broke.  I replaced it myself and I hope I never have to do that again.  I use a True Tone diaphragm and it sounds outstanding.  There are more photos here.   https://forum.talkingmachine.info/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=22286

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