Phonograph [Edison Diamond Disc]

Thomas A. Edison Incorporated, Manufacturer

Circa 1917
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Maker and Role
Thomas A. Edison Incorporated, Manufacturer
Production Date
Circa 1917
Edison Diamond Disc C 19 upright phonograph. The unit consists of a tall wooden cabinet. There is an opening on the front for storage of extra records. The lid on top is hinged and opens to reveal a large turntable and a gooseneck tuner arm. There is a crank handle on the right to wind up the mechanism. This phonograph plays exceptionally thick ¼" records which were recorded by the "Hill and Dale" method.
Processed Material/Metal
Signature/Marks and Type
Edison Maker's Mark
Trademark / Thomas A. Edison / Edison disc phonograph / Patent Nov, 17,1903: Jan, 30, 1906: Feb, 4, 1908: March 11, 1913: Sep, 15, 1914: May 23, 1916. / C 19 SM-111386 / Thomas A. Edison, Inc., Orange, N.J., U.S.A Maker's Plate
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Credit Line
Thomas A. Edison Incorporated. Circa 1917. Phonograph [Edison Diamond Disc], 1982.203. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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