Post by johnnymontana on Aug 17, 2019 10:32:38 GMT -5
Hello all I am brand new to this group. I have been doing some research on the Edison phonograph that I have. It has been packed away and the last time it was used was probably 1960? I believe it is a model B tall case? The motor/ drive assembly is mounted to the baseplate with springs. The serial number is 461405. The last patent date is Oct. 2, 1905. Most patent dates around that time that I have seen were Oct. 3. The serial number is mounted under the mandrel. The phonograph has the 2/4 gear assembly installed and has a C and H reproducer. The thing that’s throwing me off is that it appears to be a model A baseplate. It has the mounting holes for an A gear brace, but it has a B style gear bracket with the cover that is decorated with gold trim. It also has a hole in the baseplate directly above the speed controller. The speed controller has a slot in it so you can adjust the speed with a small screwdriver with the cover closed. It also appears to have the much larger B style mainspring. Looking for anyone that can help me put some info behind this unit. It’s in great shape, runs smooth. The only thing I’m missing is a crane.
That is a model B with a two, and, four minuite conversion kit. The speed adjustment, and, hole in bed plate are a home made job. The original was put under the bed plate at the factory. Hope this helps. Bill Cahill
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