Post by hockymom91 on Jul 19, 2019 17:48:13 GMT -5
I recently cleaned out my dads house and he had saved in his basement an Edison Home Phonograph which had been his grandparents. I'm just trying to find out as much information about it as I can. The serial number is 240493. I will also add pictures so you can see the shape that it is currently in.
Thank you for any information you are able to pass along.
Post by lucius1958 on Jul 19, 2019 23:14:23 GMT -5
This is a Model B Home, circa 1906 - 1908: it plays 2 minute cylinders only. If you contact George F. Paul (phonogfp on the Talking Machine Forum), he can probably tell you when this phonograph left the factory.
The paint, nickel, and pinstriping look to be in excellent condition. With a thorough cleaning and re-lubricating of the motor (including the mainspring) and upper works, a new belt, plus a full rebuilding of the reproducer, your Home should sing as sweetly as it did over a century ago. A little work with some GoJo (non-pumice) and some Howard's Feed & Wax will make the cabinet shine again.
If you are interested in working on it yourself, I would recommend Eric Reiss's "The Compleat Talking Machine": this book is an invaluable resource for any collector or restorer.
Last Edit: Jul 19, 2019 23:18:44 GMT -5 by lucius1958