Mechanical Music 30th Nov 2021

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Date of the auction: 30.11.2021

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An Edison Home phonograph, 'suitcase' model, No. H2593, with Automatic reproducer No. 997, two Edisonia plaques, brass mandrel and 22-inch spun brass horn with crane

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 30 Nov 2021

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An Edison Standard phonograph, Model A No. S144854, in mahogany case (lacking lid), with Combination gears, S twin-stylus reproducer, Hilton's patent speed indicator, shaving attachment, banner transfer and 23-inch brass horn with crane

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 30 Nov 2021

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An Edison Standard phonograph, early Model A No S10007, with Standard speaker (with recording and reproducing styli), Edison Bell plaque, rectangular lid and 'funnel' horn (lacking gear cover

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 30 Nov 2021

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An Edison Gem phonograph, Model A No. G2046, with Gem reproducer, branded lid and original 10-inch conical horn; and a framed copy of an Edison-Bell advertisement for this model (2

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 30 Nov 2021

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An Edison Gem phonograph, Model B No. G148070, with Walshaw's Patent 4-minute attachment and turn-over stylus on C reproducer, with octagonal horn and crane; and a framed copy of an advertisement for the Variol attachment (2

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 30 Nov 2021

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An Edison Standard phonograph, Model E No. 7902235, with N reproducer and rare 28-inch Standard horn in blue with flowers to the interior (horn neck restored, replica transfer on case, holes for Cygnet horn crane mount on rear of case

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 30 Nov 2021

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An Edison Standard phonograph, Model F No. 779271, with S twin-stylus reproducer on horizontal carrier arm, No 10 Cygnet horn (horn with a few mild dents on some panels, small dinks on neck

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £400 - £700

Date: 30 Nov 2021

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An Edison Amberola phonograph, model A-1, No. SM Type A No. 862, with L, M and Diamond A reproducers, in mahogany case with Edison cabinet key and cylinder drawers, on front castors (one rear foot missing, cabinet probably refinished, drawers without cylinder clips, knobs replaced

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 30 Nov 2021

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An Edison Radio Phonograph Combination, Model C-2, No. JC 1520, in walnut cabinet with tapering reeded legs joined by curved X-stretchers, the doors enclosing control panel and speaker with four record albums -- 48 ½ in. high, with copies of service manuals and a transformer

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 30 Nov 2021

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An Edison Disc Phonograph, Model B 19 No. 20250, with LP and Standard reproducers, gilt fittings and Chinoiserie lacquered case on a matching stand with record storage, on castors (grille cloth replaced, good working order

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 30 Nov 2021

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A plaster bust of Thomas Edison, inscribed on the base With Colonel Gouraud's Compliments, marked to the rear Doulton, Lambeth and G. Tinworth, 1888 --23 in high; (George Tinworth (1843-1913) worked for Doultons from 1867 and was particularly associated with the firm's move from utilitarian

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 30 Nov 2021

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A bronze bust of Thomas Edison, by Walter Russell, with WR impressed mark and signed Walter Russell Sculptor 1929 -- 22 in high (Walter Russell (1871-1963), an American artist who was also a musician, author and builder, turned to sculpture in the late 1920s; other portrait busts by him included

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 30 Nov 2021

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A Edison Home Kinetoscope, No 473, for 22-mm. film, the hand-cranked mechanism with patents to 1897, carbon-arc illuminant and black japanned steel case with Edison transfer - 16 ½ in wide (not tested, but appears complete

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 30 Nov 2021

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Thomas Edison, death mask copy, cast from the original in 1994 -- 14 in high, mounted on an oak stand

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 30 Nov 2021

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An Edison Bell Imp phonograph, No. B47894, with New Model reproducer, patents to 1907 and modern black and brass horn (slight damage to one corner of plinth moulding

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 30 Nov 2021

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An Edison Bell Gem phonograph, No. 10495, with New Model reproducer, Edison Bell medallion and 10 x 12-inch aluminium horn (baseboard warped

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £140 - £180

Date: 30 Nov 2021

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An Edison Bell New Model Standard phonograph, with New Model reproducer (retaining screw broken), 5-spring motor and part of factory inspection ticket in case with earlier-style Edison Bell Standard transfer (lacking horn

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £180 - £250

Date: 30 Nov 2021

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A rare Edison Bell Homestead phonograph, with two-speed gearing (marked 2 ½ and 5 [minute], No. H128, with Crystol 4-minute reproducer, Edison Standard Model A motor and modern witch's hat brass horn (possibly a prototype that never reached production, which would explain the use of an obsolete

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 30 Nov 2021

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An Edison Bell Elf phonograph, No. A40005, with double-spring motor, New Model reproducer and whitemetal plaque engraved 'Edison Bell Prize Competition 1907 Awarded to J Schoffield, Walthamstow'; and a small red flower horn-- 10 in. diam (The Prize Competition was designed to find names for the new

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 30 Nov 2021

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An Edison Bell Standard phonograph, No. S 7274, with New Model reproducer and Edison Bell medallion, with a small green flower horn

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 30 Nov 2021

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An Edison Bell Don phonograph, No. D43133, with New Model reproducer, 4-spring motor and modern 14-inch brass horn

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 30 Nov 2021

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An Edison Bell Era phonograph, No. C1004, with 4-spring motor and unusual reproducer (41mm diaphragm, machined top-plate and pierced fishtail), with modern brass horn

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 30 Nov 2021

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An Edison Bell Standard phonograph, No. S5378, with New Model reproducer and aluminium horn (no lid

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 30 Nov 2021

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A Tip Top phonograph, of Edison Gem pattern, with wood-grain finish to the cast iron body and steel lid, now with 'B' type reproducer in an Edison Gem carrier arm, with a small aluminium horn

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 30 Nov 2021

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A 'Trade Mark' Gramophone, by The Gramophone Company Ltd, with Clark-Johnson soundbox, oak case and black horn, in a fitted baize-lined teak case with 11 Berliner records and nine other 7-inch records

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 30 Nov 2021

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A Monarch Gramophone, by The Gramophone Co. Ltd, in oak 'Cockleshell' case with oak horn, Gramophone Co. Exhibition soundbox and worm-drive double-spring motor (bottom board replaced

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 30 Nov 2021

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Berliner 7-inch record, 2540 Fred Dixon, Captain of the Forty Thieves

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £25 - £40

Date: 30 Nov 2021

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A phonograph, of unknown make but very similar to an Edison Standard, No. 688, the top hinged at the front, with double-spring motor, replica reproducer and black horn from a radio speaker

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 30 Nov 2021

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An Edison Standard phonograph, No. S1136, with rectangular lid (no reproducer or horn); a bedplate, motor and part case; and a damaged Edison Bell Standard lid

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £50 - £100

Date: 30 Nov 2021

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An Edison portable phonograph, for needle-cut records, in blue case (motor defective, soundbox loose

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £20 - £50

Date: 30 Nov 2021