Has anyone seen this awful Edison record album? The seller admits that it's in terrible condition. Check out the picture. The album is rotting away! It comes with six unnamed records and has an opening bid of $44.95!
Post by gramophoneshane on Dec 6, 2006 1:06:11 GMT -5
The insert cut-out of the sleeves is the same as one of my "NYACCO" albums. You will probably find they're not an Edison product- Id say thats why the index on the front cover has been covered with records in the photos.
The A-100 had them for an extra charge, the A-150, and the C-2 came with albums. Unfortunately I have never met any albums in person. I have only seen them on eBay twice filled with early records and I think the two auctions went for between $25 and $35 and the albums were a darker in color.
Post by gramophoneshane on Dec 8, 2006 10:02:38 GMT -5
Steve, Speaking of the A100, have you ever seen one with a record cabinet. I saw a repro of an old photo in a friends book once, but i dont know if it was an edison optional extra(probly not) or available from some other company. Do you know if these albums were meant to be stacked on top of each other on the shelf, or were they stable enough to stand upright like the index boxes(albums) available for edisons?
Edison offered a square wooden insert box that fit on the bottom shelf of the A-100 and was held down by four screws, I have a copy of a photo of a brochure and photos of the actual items, now so do you. In the photo of the A-150 in the Frow book the six albums just stand there and the top wood that goes between the legs appear to have been able to stop them from tipping over.
Edison also offered a similar record box to store cylinders under the Amberola III(which was the same cabinet as the A-100). I believe they held 30 cylinders apiece and are quite scarce. I'm looking for those for my III(even one would be nice!) The School House also had boxes underneath, but they are unique to that machine. There is a fellow that I am aware of who reproduced the boxes for the School House if anyone is interested.
Post by Matt Brown on Dec 12, 2006 14:23:39 GMT -5
Here's a pic of original Edison record boxes:
I managed to get my hands on an original set of six of these, and with the exception of two other individual boxes that have popped up on ebay I have never seen another. These are the boxes that came with the A/B-150, and were available for use with the A-100 as well. They are free-standing boxes, and relatively sturdy (they were probably more sturdy back then...).
Post by Matt Brown on Dec 15, 2006 12:56:43 GMT -5
I don't dare store anything in them, for fear that they'll fall apart even more. One of these days when I get the time to refinish my A-150 I hope to display these albums on the shelf. There's a local bookbinder here in town that can fix them up and make them a bit more presentable as well....