Hello everyone. I just signed up and thought I'd introduce myself. I have 5 machines; 4 gramophones and 1 phonograph (a Model B Gem, which I restored from scrap condition), and only yesterday I found a model Q graphophone on ebay. I live in the north of England, and there are few fellow collectors up here, so it'll be great to talk to others with my interest. I look forward to hearing from you in the future and I hope to learn a lot!
Welcome to the Edison Phonograph Discussion Forum. Whilst not the most active of Forums, we are a friendly bunch and will help out and assist where we can. UK members are a bit of a rarity here so you are doubly welcome. I'm based in south east Essex and know quite a few collectors in the North East and North West of England. Are you a member of the CLPGS by any chance because if so, I probably know you as I'm the Membership Secretary.
ANY and ALL questions regerading your phonograph are most welcome here - no such thing as a dumb question! I can remember when I purchased my first machine, and knew NOTHING about phonographs - at that time there was no online discussion board to turn to - so..... ask away! Hopefully we can help.
Post by nitalounsbury on Nov 13, 2016 8:26:24 GMT -5
What a great site I have an Edison home phonograph model c serial #21206 but it looks like a model A. It was my great grandmothers would like to get some information about it and try to find out what it's worth
I wish I had my great grandmother's phonograph! Going by the serial number, your machine should be a Home "suitcase" model A. It should have a fancy red banner on the lid. The model C is likely the model of the reproducer itself, not the model type of the entire machine.
Value varies widely depending on condition, completeness and originality. Off the top of my head, I'd guess that a parts machine in poor shape may be as low as $150 while one in excellent original condition maybe as high as $800. Others may have a different take. You can get a better idea by searching ones that actually sold on ebay. Remember that you're looking for the sold items - not the completed items. That should give you a good idea of the current value. There will be some outliers that will bring the price way up: a very early machine with an interesting horn, for example. But this should give you a ballpark idea.
I urge you to keep your machine in the family, however. Original owner families are becoming downright rare. If you need help with caring for your machine, we can help either here or on the rather busier "Talking Machine Forum". Good luck and thanks for posting!
I can usually find the majority vitamins that look for but sometimes you get something you need a lot of help. So I haven't Edison Diamond record number 83035 la fatal Pietra Aida. With original sleeve. My uncle I called a mad genius, 20 20 phonographs 400 cylinder records countless 78th and so on. Any past 5 years ago in man no needed to clean up the house too big for her now and I've had the privilege to go through everything organized and clean it up and do what I have to do with it I'm trying to find a value on this to me it's priceless cuz I've Loved music since I was born but I don't know which one she's going to keep or not so I want to price everything for her and help out with that anybody can point me in the right direction I'd be so much appreciative