Gramophone "Edison Diamond Disc model A100"

    Gramophone "Edison Diamond Disc model A100"

    USA, Orange, New Jersey


    Thomas A. Edison, Inc.

    Cast iron, steel, brass, wood, fabric, rubber; casting, wood carving, varnishing, turning, painting

    60 х 65 х 160 cm, 39 kg

    On the panel: "TRADE MARK THOMAS A EDISON". On the nameplate: "TRADE MARK THOMAS A EDISON", "EDISON DISC PHONOGRAPH", Patented, the date of patents from November 17, 1930 to May 23, 1916, THOMAS A. EDISON, INC., ORANGE, N.J., U.S.A.” Embossment on the frame: "A100 SM 58989". On the medallion: "Diamond Disc Official Laboratory Model. Thomas A Edison "


    Gramophone  in polished cantilevered mahogany case on turning wheels. The case is decorated with threads over frieze, expanding to wards the bottom rectangular and half-columns on the edges. The central part of the facade is closed by an openwork lattice, covered with a light fabric, that hides the hidden horn. The volumetric lid which is covering the gramophone movement, designed to play records created using Edison "Diamond Disc" system of recording. The mechanism with a spring motor is mounted on a cast metal panel. Covered by cloth disk on which a record is placed, control levers and a tonearm are also there. One of the two reproducing heads - for usual or long-playing plates - can be attached to the tonearm by a clamp. The heads with horizontal membranes are equipped with non-replaceable diamond needles. The peculiarity of the Edison system is the following point: when a record is playing, the needle does not pull the tonearm, but a special mechanism rotates the tonearm together with the horn. There is an aperture on the case right side for the handle to wind the engine spring.

    A storage compartment for records is in the lower part of the case, which is closed by a hinged door. There are two shelves with vertical individually numbered record cells. Music media: Edison Diamond Disc.