Referred to as 'The Company Leader' and 'Star of the Line', the 'Baby Console' was the hottest selling Edison disc phonograph. It featured a center flap lid and record storage area on either side of the motor compartment.
The 4-40 Orthophonic floor model was introduced in 1927 and offered a larger and more stylish, mahogany finish, cabinet design. In 1927 the selling price was $165.00 and it is estimated that 95,642 of the wind-up units were produced....
Featuring a 10-inch turntable and heavy spring motor, this model could mount a larger horn than earlier machines. The tapered rear-mount tone arm seen on this instrument was available in 1904. Price, $45.00.
Victor introduced the Victrola with an inside or concealed horn in 1911. Housewives had grown tired of dusting the outside horns! This machine is part of the "Humpbacked" series so named because of the outline of the cabinet. It contains a 12-inch...
Berliner enlisted the help of Eldridge Johnson, a sewing machine manufacturer, to adapt a spring motor to his gramophone. Johnson soon became a partner and made several improvements on the machine. This is his first model. It features a paper mache...
"Made in late 1900
The Type "C" has a wooden tone arm mounted vertically. The spring motor was altered so that crank protruded from side of oak cabinet. This model also has the black and brass horn. Original cost: $25.00.
An improvement over the Johnson Type "A, this machine has a larger square base. It sold for $18.00 with spring motor, black and brass horn, and Johnson reproducer. It plays 7-inch lateral cut disc records.
This type "R" machine has a quarter-sawed oak cabinet with single-spring motor which requires windings prior to each playing. It has a front-mounted tone arm and was originally priced at $15.00.
Featuring a 10-inch turntable and heavy spring motor, this model could mount a larger horn than earlier machines. The tapered rear-mount tone arm seen on this instrument was available in 1904. Original cost $45.00.
This Monarch differs from other Monarchs on display in that it is equipped with the new rear-mount tapered tone arm. The two-spring motor offered sufficient power to play three 10-inch records with one winding.
The Type D Victor was the first Victor to be equipped with a 12-inch turntable. The oak cabinet housed a 3-spring motor. It was available with concert or exhibition sound box. This instrument has the new plainer cabinet with...
After the turn of the century, Victor introduced the family of six talking machines numbered I through VI. They were the foundation of the company's growth. All six featured the new “tapering hollow arm.” This machine, called “Victor the...
In 1903 the Type Z replaced the Royal as the lowest cost ($20.00) talking machine in the Victor lineup. In July, 1905 a new Type Z utilizing the cabinet and motor of the Victor I was announced at the even lower price of $17.00. The...
The auto-player piano features a vacuum system that pushes a rod up into a part of the piano action to send each hammer to the strings, plus more pneumatics to drive the motor, activate the sustain pedal, and in some cases control the...