Nest Egg Auctions
Live Auction

The Collection of Dr. Vincent DeAndrea

Sat, Aug 5, 2023 01:00PM EDT
Lot 64

Edison Home Phonograph

Estimate: $300 - $500

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
Cylinder player. Serial # 255950. Latest patent date on manufacturer plaque is May 22, 1906. Finish and decals appear original and are in generally fine shape. Tested, works. However, intermittently the mandrel will slow, producing an inconsistent playback. Base unit measures approximately 16 1/2" wide, 10" high and 9 1/2" deep (13" high with lid). The standard horn has been replaced with an 11-paneled horn with a floral painted interior (probably a later addition, along with some retouching throughout). It is attached via bracket which is attached to the base unit by a shoe. Horn measures approximately 32" in length with an opening 23" across at its widest point. The horn does exhibit some sizable dings and the rubber piece connecting it to the reproducer some corrosion. Not eligible for in-house shipping. Keywords: antique, antiquarian, vintage, music, recording