Post by willowskye on May 25, 2018 10:56:44 GMT -5
Hello, First time I've posted here. I have an Edison 1898 coin operated player. It's gorgeous. Completely restored. I've been asked to sell it for a client. He says it works beautifully and I have no reason to doubt him but I'd like to play it before I sell it and he can't remember the sequence for playing it; Put the coin in, Crank, or Crank, then put the coin in. And is there anything else I should know to operate it? He's away for an extended period of time. I don't have any experience with these and I don't want to do anything wrong with it. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
You're in luck: I happen to have a facsimile copy of Tewksbury's "The Phonograph and How to Use it" (1900), which describes the Model "H" coin- op (which I assume you have).
The entry states: "As noted in the instruction card, the nickel is dropped into the slot after the machine is wound. This prevents the possibility of 'working' the machine twice with one nickel... Not until the nickel drops out of the coin lever will the machine stop. It is then ready to wind again."
I hope this is helpful.
Last Edit: May 26, 2018 0:05:42 GMT -5 by lucius1958