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Edison Little Gem Phonograph with a Morning Glory Horn

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Little Gem 2 Minute Phonograph with a Red Morning Glory 7 panel Horn

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Dimensions:

W-30 D-40 H-49 (cm)

Item Reference:

69295-1453-1Tip! This item's Ref-Code breaks down thus...
Item Ref Code: 69295-1453-1
Item No. 69295 - Dealer No. 1453 - Building No. 1

Description

This is a Edison Little Gem 2 Minute Phonograph with a Red Morning Glory 7 panel Horn. Approx 1900 to 1910 and I thing a 'B' type. The phonograph is in working order, but doesn't come with any music sleeves / cylinder.

Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) was an American inventor who is considered one of America's leading businessmen and innovators. Edison rose from humble beginnings to work as an inventor of major technology, including the first commercially viable incandescent light bulb. He is credited today for helping to build America's economy during the industrial revolution.


In December of 1877, Edison developed a method for recording sound: the phonograph. His innovation relied upon tin-coated cylinders with two needles: one for recording sound, and another for playback.

His first words spoken into the phonograph's mouthpiece were, "Mary had a little lamb." Though not commercially viable for another decade, the phonograph brought him worldwide fame, especially when the device was used by the U.S. Army to bring music to the troops overseas during World War 1.

Specifications

Item Reference
69295-1453-1
Dimensions
Height: 49 cm
Width: 30 cm
Depth: 40 cm
Era
Edwardian
Vintage & Industrial
Material
Steel
Period
1901 - 1910, C20th (Edwardian)
Country of Origin
America
Condition
Used condition, the leather has wear, expected due the its condition age. .

Delivery

  • Free Collection from Hemswell, North Lincolnshire (we can store free of charge for four weeks)
  • UK Post for £15, this applies to smaller items that we can box up and simply post to you.
  • UK Courier for £30, this applies to larger items that can be boxed up and collected by a standard courier delivery company.
  • UK Van Delivery by Hand, this applies to furniture, large items or delicate items. This is undertaken by ourselves or by a fully insured van delivery company that is personally known to us. Prices dependant on your location and size/amount of items purchased.

We are able to deliver any item to anywhere in the World, and so for any item/location, we are able to obtain quotes for delivery/shipping.

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