Phonograph "Edison Amberola 50"

    Phonograph "Edison Amberola 50"

    USA, Orange, New Jersey


    Thomas A. Edison, Inc.

    Cast iron, steel, brass, wood; casting, decalcomania, varnishing, turning, painting

    38 х 50 х 40 cm, 18 kg

    On the nameplate: "TRADE MARK THOMAS A EDISON", "Amberola 50 manufactured by THOMAS A. EDISON INC at Orange, NJ, USA", patent dates from November 17, 1903 to March 11, 1913. Patent restrictions and serial number SM 13770. On the lid internal side: "Edison"

    Phonograph is mounted in light oak lacquered case with a high hinged top lid. The lid is fastened in the upper position by a latch strap. On the front side of the case there is a grating, covering the horn. A wooden panel with a mechanism is on the front side of the case under the lid. A horn is  hidden under the panel. The mechanism consists of a cast chassis painted with black enamel - below the chassis is a spring motor. There is the drive gear of a sound roller and the spindle, the guide bar with the carriage and the reproducing head under the over-jacket. A sound box equipped with a diamond needle with a floating flyweight is used in the reproducing head "Diamond model C". The reproducing head is connected with a horn that rotates when the carriage moves along the roller by a sound-drive. The carriage is connected to the lead screw with a spring lead with a half-nut. The needle is lowered to the roller with the help of the pivot arm on the carriage and the leash is interlocked with the actuator screw. There is a nameplate with the patent's information and the serial number on the chassis, behind the roller. The starting lever is in front of the roller. The engine spring is winded by the handle, which is inserted into the aperture on the right lateral side of the case. A single spring plant is enough to listen to 5 rollers.

    Music storage - rollers "Blue Amberol" .