An Edison Opera Phonograph
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An Edison Opera Phonograph

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An Edison Opera Phonograph
Model A, No. 3050, with Diamond A reproducer, oak Music Master horn and oak case now with carrying handles at ends, with two spare mainsprings, (horn split, lid handle and catches removed); a later oak cabinet opening to reveal 144 cylinder pigeonholes containing mainly Blue Amberols, approximately twenty further cylinders; a quantity of cartons; a small quantity of phonograph literature (mainly 1960-70), including cylinder listings and First Guide to the Edison Cylinder Phonograph, G, L, Frow, with author's inscription; and an Edison Bell portable gramophone with five needle tins -the cylinder cabinet 48½in. (123cm) high
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Lot Essay

The removal of the lid fittings and fitting of handles to the base, effectively converted this Model A oak Opera to the 'Mahogany' specification - for no clear reason

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