Hello, I bought a box lot at an auction yesterday, and there were several old records in it. I have 6 Edison thick records. Unfortunately, I don't have a phonograph to play them!I wonder what they are worth. One is the black and gray engraved label and the songs are "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" and "O Come, All Ye Faithful". The others have paper labels. Songs are "Auf Wiederseh'n"/"RAIN", "Was There Ever A Pal Like You"/ "How Sorry You'll Be", "Country Days"/ "At The Circus", "When Shall We Meet Again"/"If You Like Me, Like I Like You". Only one has the original paper jacket. Songs are "Christmas Bells"/ Celestial Chimes". Can anyone give me more information? Thanks.
Welcome, you've got yourself some Edison Diamond Disc Records. They are designed to be played on an Edison DD phonograph. It is impossible to give you a proper estimate of their value sight unseen. There are many variables. They may be worthless, someone might have ruined them with a regular phonograph or a chipped stylus. In good condition they might be worth a decent amount. If you post the catalogue numbers and if possible photos in the section of this group related the Edison Diamond Discs someone might be able to give you a fair idea of the price.
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Post by Edison Restorer 64 on Nov 14, 2008 22:27:01 GMT -5
Thank You Matt I Appreciate the welcome My name is Bill I collect and restore Edison phonographs i own three a Edison d standard an amberola 30 and a Edison d home 2&4 min player but no cygnet horn on my fixed income i can not afford one anyhow Thanks for welcoming me I joined because i like Edison phonographs and i have only about 300 cylinders
My name is Bill Dobiesz and I'm in Warren, MI. Bill Cahill told me about this board, and I am eager to share my love of the old music.
Some radio stations say they play "oldies". I say don't say you play oldies unless you play pre-1930 music! I have played records on this machine, on the air, several times.
I wanted a cylinder phonograph for a long time; thanks to Bill I now own a Columbia Oxford and have acquired about 150 cylinders. I enjoy showing it off to people, most people have never seen one play.
If you'd like to see the machine in action, I have it on a YouTube video playing Blue Amberol cylinder 2076, The Horse Trot by The National Promenade Band. Check it out at www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKM4SnSS4VQ
I want to post some cylinder record audio files soon...
Hey Huggybear! It's gramophoneshane :-) Good to see you here. Love the Columbia. I've only ever seen one of those once out here in Oz, and have wanted one ever since. They're a great machine. I was wondering where I'd seen Bill's name before...now I know. I'll be looking forward to hearing some of your cylinders. Welcome aboard!
Welcome, Huggy. ;D Now, I'm still looking for the lower half for my oak Amberola 111. I have it playing very well, and, love the machine. I've ovned it for 15 years now, and, loving it still..... I just didn't want the extra project of bringing that Columbia back to life. I had gotten the horn, the correct 3 min. reproducer for it, this is a 2 spd. machine, and, was working on the lid. Then, the spring broke, and, I got fed up. Money was tight, so, when huggy needed a machine, we made a deal. Hey, wasn't there a tv show "Let's make a deal"? lol Bill Cahill
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I know many of you already but for those of you who don't know me here you go.I am probably to youngest one in the hobby as of now because i am only 14.I mostly collect cylinder machines but i am sure ill get some disc machines soon.I have a suitcase model A Home phonograph and a very early GEM model A with a reproducer special to the machine.i have been to many shows and am now writing an article for "The Sound Box":and it should appear in the March edition.So look out for it.Hope you guys don't mind such a young person being here.i sure ill get along great with all of you and i am sure ill have fun!!!
...i sure ill get along great with all of you and i am sure ill have fun!!!
Good to see you over here, too. It’s great that you are enjoying collecting something at your age (I think I collected injuries from doing stupid stuff like jumping my bike off a loading dock or climbing around on seawalls and wharves when I was that young).
I think that there are a lot of knowledgeable people here (of which I am not one) from whom you can learn about the machines and the music.
I'm a new Edison owner, having picked up an Amberola 50 in November. I've been having fun playing some of the 141 BA cylinders that came with it, though many need to be cleaned before I'll give them a spin, and there aren't nearly enough hours in a day to do everything that needs doing.
I'm guessing that this site is the one I've seen referred to as "Matt's board" somewhere else. Am I right?
There seem to be more phono sites than I can keep track of, but this one looks like it'll be fun and worthwhile. I look forward to getting acquainted and having some fun. Thanks to you all!