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Can this Edison Fireside Model B be dated. SN 121188


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LyneisFilm

I am restoring the Edison Fireside Model B sn 121118, which came through my wife's family and was in Wisconsin until the 1970's.  After the reproducer was rebuilt by Wyatt Markus and I added a temporary 12 DC motor, it sounds quite good.

 

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Your Model B Fireside is a late example.  The Model B Fireside was introduced in October 1912 at approximately serial #100,000.  According to Frow, production stabilized at 600 per week in early 1913.  This would suggest that your example dates from 1915 - - the last year of Fireside manufacture.

 

I'm sorry I can't offer more precise details.

 

George P.

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1915 makes sense from the cylinders that survived with this machine and what we know about the family farm at that time.

Thanks for the information.

 

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Valecnik
2 hours ago, LyneisFilm said:

1915 makes sense from the cylinders that survived with this machine and what we know about the family farm at that time.

Thanks for the information.

 

That's a very late serial no. indeed.   My A model with the early yellow feathered pen striping, versus the later, more typically seen blue and gold pen striping has the serial no. 1941.

 

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