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Day 1 Hazelcorn Phonograph Collection

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  • Tin Foil Phonograph

    Tin Foil Phonograph

  • European Tin Foil Phonograph

    European Tin Foil Phonograph

  • Framed Print & Signature Of Thomas

    Framed Print & Signature Of Thomas

Lot: 1003 - Tin Foil Phonograph

Made by D&H Precision Tool Co. Newark New Jersey. Mahogany base measures 11 1/4? x 7 1/4?. Wood reproducer with diaphragm but no stylus. Other parts made of brass and feed screw moves freely. Appears on page 14 of the Talking Machine Compendium book. VERY RARE machine.

Lot: 1004 - European Tin Foil Phonograph

European Tinfoil Phonograph Original period machine in good condition. Feed screw moves freely. Has original diaphragm and stylus. Wood base measures 6.5? X 9.75? This machine is pictured on page 15 of the Talking Machine Compendium. $10,000 - $15,000

Lot: 1005 - Framed Print & Signature Of Thomas Edison

Framed print and cut signature in an old mount. B&W print measuring 5.5" wide X 3" tall of a young Edison listening to a North American cylinder machine through ear tubes. Signature is the iconic Edison umbrella style Thos A Edison. Double matted in green velvet with a wood frame that has been sealed on the back with small tacks and has an old twisted wire hanger. Overall measures 10" wide X 12" tall.

Lot: 1006 - Edison Phonograph Toy Stock Certificate

Certificate for 25 shares at $10 each and dated Feb 12, 1890. The short lived Edison Phonograph Toy Manufacturing Co. produced the ill fated Edison Talking Doll. Certificate measures 11" wide X 7" tall. In overall excellent condition with crisp corners and 2 light creases from a tri fold.

Lot: 1010 - National Phonograph Co Stock Certificate

Unissued certificate features a portrait of Thomas Edison. This short lived company was the successor of the failed North American Phonograph Co. and in 1911 would merge into Thomas A. Edison, Inc. In excellent condition. Measures 11" wide, 8.5" tall.

Lot: 1011 - National Phonograph Co Stock Certificate

Unissued certificate features a portrait of Thomas Edison. This short lived company was the successor of the failed North American Phonograph Co. and in 1911 would merge into Thomas A. Edison, Inc. In excellent condition. Measures 11" wide, 8.5" tall.

Lot: 1013 - Edison Class M Spectacle Cylinder Phonograph

Circa 1889. Overall good condition. All parts present. Recorder is missing bar, cutting stylus and weight are present but detached from body, glass diaphragm present. Reproducer intact, missing stylus. Mandrel and motor turn freely but electric motor is untested. Left side of cabinet has crack at top near bedplate. Bedplate retains 95%+ original paint and 15% of original pinstriping. Nice North American Phonograph Co. tag on top of machine. Was last patented on July 31, 1888. SN 4918. Pictured on page 22 of "The Talking Machine Compendium, Second Edition." Case measures 19.75"w x 10"d x 13"h

Lot: 1015 - Edison Electric Class M Cylinder Phonograph

Extraordinary combination of an Edison Class M Top Works combined with a beautifully crafted early electric motor. Edison Class M top SN 100108 with nickel mandrel and shaver. Reproducer is an A automatic SN 110106 held in place with a US crescent clip. Edison parts appear to be all original. Electric motor has 2 ball governor and is very nicely made but is unmarked as to maker. Oak cabinet with glass front and back. Front opens for access to motor. Finish may have an over gloss but presents well. Base measures 6.5? x 14.25?. Included is a reproduction funnel horn and original Grenet battery cell. A curious combination of phonograph history. Interesting combination of 2 early technologies.

Lot: 1016 - Edison Spring Motor Cylinder Phonograph

Early Edison Spring Motor Phonograph circa 1896 Cabinet is in excellent original condition with possible slight glossing. The motor is a triple spring Triton with a Class M top works. Motor runs well and quiet, features an early 3 ball nickel plated governor which was changed in a matter of a few months making it rarer than most. SN 23737. Paint is about 95% present with pin striping at about 50-60%. These models were often used by exhibitors in the early years of the phonograph years before people were able to buy a home unit. This is confirmed by the listening rail, which accommodates 15 people listening at a time. Exhibitors would often charge a nickel or dime where people could hear a phonograph for the first time. Using listening tubes (not present) instead of a horn allowed paying customers only to hear. All parts appear original including crank which has metal tag that reads ?National Phono. Co. Orange, N.J. This includes the original shaver. Listening rail is original and very rare as well as the connector to the reproducer. The flexible connector has stiffened over the years and does not allow full movement. A real treasure from the early days of the phonograph. Case measures 16.5?W x 10.5?L x 14?T.

Lot: 1017 - Edison Spring Motor Cylinder Phonograph

Edison Spring Motor Class M top works phonograph. SN 19978. Original Bettini reproducer Type R. Class M top works with nice original paint and striping. Oak case and lid with original finish and crank, nickel plating is in good condition. Motor runs. Reproducer stamped Bettini New York with last patent of December 1892. Includes original square slot winding crank. Base measures 16.5? x 10 3/8?. All brass horn measures 13.5? long x 6 3/8?. Horn appears to be unusual original horn with small denting that slides into the top of the reproducer. This model is the first spring motor phonograph Edison made.

Lot: 1018 - Edison Phonograph Patent Issue Copies (3)

Lot of 3 older multi page patent issue copies from the United States Patent Office. They include the 1890 Improvement to the Phonograph patent showing a Class M machine, the 1898 Patent for Governor for Motors, showing an Edison spring driven machine, and the 1902 patent Reproducer for Phonographs. These are beautiful documents suitable for framing. Each set measures 8" wide X 11.5" tall and are triple stapled on the left side.

Lot: 1019 - Edison Bell 2 Latch Standard Cylinder Phonograph

Serial No. S1430. Original finish oak case in VG condition. Bedplate paint and striping near 100% with full signature decal. Nickel on parts VG. Has metal tag that reads, "Edison Bell Consolidated Phonograph" and has features typical of a very early model including no gear cover. Machine winds and runs. Fitted with a Bettini type reproducer with no markings, small spider and good stylus. Possibly a period Bettini knock off. Early original crank. Horn is a 16? X 8.75? reproduction paper mache Bettini. An early machine in excellent overall condition.

Lot: 1020 - Edison 2 Clip Standard Suitcase Polyphone

Edison 2 clip Standard suitcase model with Polyphone. Last pat May 31, 1898. Oak case and lid has original finish, original paint on bed plate, motor runs, missing feed screw cover, original polyphone carriage stamped PATed with 2 original Edison A automatic reproducers. Reproducers are not polyphone lined reproducers. Both reproducers stamped National Phonograph Co. Comes with 2 original 10.5? cone horns with 75-80% original paint and one horn having a newer elbow. Case measures 9? x 12?.

Lot: 1021 - Edison 2 Clip Standard Cylinder Phonograph

Edison ?2 Clip? Standard serial No. 15103 with Bettini reproducer. Original oak cabinet is in good condition but has been professionally refinished. Bedplate has excellent original paint and striping at about 75%. Comes with early and original standard crank. Reproducer is a Bettini model S with dates of Aug 89 to Dec 92. Gutta Percha ring around reproducer reads Bettini?s Micro Phonograph Attachment. Spider is present and stylus is good, nickel plating is nice. Horn is reproduction paper mƒch‚ with 1 inch crack in bell. Horn measures 14? long x 9? bell. Case measures 11.5? x 8.25?.

Lot: 1022 - Edison Standard Polyphone Cylinder Phonograph

Edison Standard Model A with original finish case and lid with excellent banner. Top works and bedplate have been nickel plated which includes Edison ID tag and trademark signature tag. Machine includes original nickel plated standard carriage with Model C reproducer to convert back to original factory use. Includes nickel plated crank. Standard carriage has been replaced with original polyphone attachment. Polyphone carriage contains 2 original polyphone reproducers. Motor runs, bedplate stamped S34520. Horns are early 16.5? seamless brass horns with attached elbows and only a few minor nicks and dents. One elbow is a replacement. Case measures 12.5? x 9?.

Lot: 1023 - Edison Experimental Cylinder Phonograph

This likely one-of-a-kind machine was made for a specific purpose now lost to history. The base, motor, and bedplate are from an Edison Triumph Model A. From the bedplate and up, it appears to be a class M top works. However, it has been greatly altered with a 6.5? mandrel. The reproducer is a common model K and has a shaving attachment. The most curious part of this machine are 2 pulleys that feed to an even larger sprocket pulley with a perforated belt. This drives a secondary feed screw. Parts of the machine appear to be gold washed. Wood shows some minor damage in places. Square crank is believed to be reproduction. While it can be cranked, it is hindered by the top works extending over to the crank, blocking full rotation. Includes original all brass and unpolished 14? horn with some minor dents. A mysterious piece of phonograph history.

Lot: 1024 - Edison Home Under Glass Cylinder Phonograph

Circa 1898 with serial No. 32970 stamped in bedplate. Home mechanism in excellent nickel plate condition. Both ID tag and Edison signature plate present. Machine is equipped with a model J string repeater. Original nickel plated crank with plate reading National Phono Co. Orange NJ. Crank has extension needed for cabinet. Motor needs oil and adjustment. String on repeater is broken but comes with extra string. Mahogany floor cabinet has 4 swing pivot drawers with wood pegs holding 24 cylinders each and 2 accessory drawers at the top. Original finish and decals on cabinet in VG condition. Original cast brass pulls on drawers. Mahogany frame lid with 4 sides of glass is hinged in rear. Key lock and escutcheon on lid but no key provided. Measures 45? tall, 26? wide, 12.5? deep.

Lot: 1025 - Edison Suitcase Home Cylinder Phonograph

Circa 1898 serial No. H2379. Oak cabinet is in very nice condition and has been re glossed. Lid has original banner decal in very good condition. Bedplate and top works are overall very nice with about 95% of the paint intact. Machine has early brass mandrel, motor winds and runs. Reproducer is a Bettini No.80 with a replaced spider and diaphragm. Reproduction crank. Reproduction paper mache horn measures 16? x 8.25?. Typical wear on the four clips that hold the lid on. Early machine with a very rare reproducer.

Lot: 1026 - Edison Home Under Glass Cylinder Phonograph

Mounted in a Hawthorne & Sheble Nonpareil oak case. Case possibly refinished at one time. Has 4 drawers with 28 wood pegs for cylinder storage with the bottom drawer missing the pegs. 2 small drawers at top of cabinet for accessories. Retains a all original brass hardware including the 4 brass paw feet. Original oak frame 5 panel beveled glass cover is hinged in rear. Phonograph mechanism is an Edison suitcase Home works. Serial No. 810082. Paint and striping above average. Has nickel patent plate. Nickel plating on parts above average. Original crank with extension for cabinet. Motor winds and runs Edison reproducer has been replaced with a Bettini Type D stamped Bettini?s Patent Aug 89 Dec 92. Carriage arm has metalplate Bettini?s ? New York Patented. Carriage is marked H. Bakelite ring around reproducer marked Bettini?s Micro Phonograph attachment New York. Spider and stylus intact. Measures 44? tall, 31? wide X 16.75? deep.

Lot: 1027 - Edison Suitcase Home Cylinder Phonograph

Early Edison Suitcase Home Phonograph SN H5214 with original Bettini reproducer. Oak cabinet has original finish with outstanding decorations on lid and base. Initials LN appear on lid, likely initials of original owner. Bed plate has nice original paint with more elaborate corner pinstriping. Bettini reproducer stamped number 391. Spider appears intact, motor runs, brass mandrel. Reproduction Bettini horn measures 15? X 9.5?. Original crank with National Phonograph Co. tag. Base measures 16.5? x 8?. Some damage to top of lid. $6,000 - $8,500

Lot: 1028 - Edison Home Under Glass Cylinder Phonograph

Brass Mandrel Edison Home, SN H55. Fitted in an oak Hawthorne & Sheble cabinet with oak frame and glass lid. In overall very good condition. Bedplate retains 95%+ original paint and about 60% original pinstriping. Automatic reproducer with glass diaphragm intact, stylus intact. Good plating on parts. Shaver present. Has correct crank with factory added extension. Original finish on case, original brass pulls intact on all 5 drawers. Wood pegs have been replaced with cardboard tubes although some wood pegs are included. Bottom drawer missing floor. Hinges on lid intact. Comes with 14" all brass horn. Machine winds and runs. Overall measures 42"h x 28.5"w x 15.25"d.

Lot: 1029 - Edison Banner Home Model A Cylinder Phonograph

Oak case and lid in original finish. Original banner decal at 85%. Case needs to be re glued on back left corner. Lid needs joint re glue. Original paint at 85%. VG nickel parts. Bettini reproducer attachment tagged Bettini - New York No. 10H Patented. Stamped N as well as Aug 89 and Dec 92 Bettini Patent. Bakelite ring around reproducer reads Bettini?s Micro Phonograph attachment in raised letters. New spider and diaphragm. Nickel finish on Bettini arm shows wear. Original slotted Edison crank. Motor winds and runs. Reproduction 17? X 10.5? Bettini horn.

Lot: 1030 - Edison Home Mahogany Case Phonograph

Edison Model A Home cylinder phonograph in ultra-rare mahogany case. Cabinet finish and decals are in beautiful and original condition. Two 1.5" wood splits are near the bedplate (see photos). Has original mahogany lid, however, the lid has some damage and has a 5.5 inch x 2 inch area which has been repaired. Top works and bedplate are nickel plated and in beautiful condition. Serial No. H2982. Has nickel plated ID plate and original signature plate. Machine has rare string repeater that appears complete. Motor and string repeater are both in working condition. Case measures 18? x 8 3/4?. Includes original nickel-plated slot. No horn included. $1900-2200

Lot: 1031 - Edison Red Banner Home A Cylinder Phonograph

Circa 1898. Serial No. H43352. Case and lid in nice original green oak finish with good decal at 97%. The red banner decals were left over from the suitcase Home models and were used on the new model A until the supply was gone. Bedplate paint and pinstripe in VG condition with light wear. Nickel parts are bright. Original crank. Motor winds and runs. Original Polyphone attachment with correct Polyphone reproducers that are not linked. One small screw missing from one of the reproducers. Carriage is stamped Patented. Comes with 2 nickel elbows, one original, one replacement. Equipped with 2 original 14? black funnel horns both having the metal loop on the bell of the horn. Paint on horns at 95+% with one having a duller finish than the other. Cabinet has small damage to the base on the rear side (see photo).

Lot: 1032 - Edison Home Model B Cylinder Phonograph

Mahogany case 2 minute Model B. Case and lid has been professionally refinished and bears a new decal. Very good nickel on parts. Paint and pinstriping at 90%. Model C reproducer. Motor winds and runs very quiet. Cygnet back bracket is present and ready for a horn. Mahogany cabinets are seldom seen so don?t miss this beauty. $3,500 - $4,500 *********Replace Model C reproducer*********

Lot: 1033 - Edison Home Model B Cylinder Phonograph

Serial No. 12081. Comes in the rare mahogany cabinet. Original finish on case and lid, Edison decal on the front is original and about 90% intact. Paint and pin striping are very nice. This model is equipped with 2 and 4 minute switch, original O reproducer with steel body, Both styli appear in good condition. Machine has a cygnet back bracket in excellent condition along with original crane in like new condition. Side has the celluloid dealer tag reading ?Sigel Cooper Co. 6th Ave. New York?. Light gloss over original finish and decals on the rare spruce Edison signet horn, has both Music Master and Edison decals. Comes with original black signet elbow in very nice condition with gold paint on the collar, 90% intact.

Lot: 1034 - Edison Opera Cylinder Phonograph

Serial No. 750 circa 1911. Oak case has been refinished and decal has been replaced, Lid has original finish and does not match case. Original paint on bedplate and gear cover in VG condition with a few minor nicks. All corner decals in VG condition. Both gear covers present with some pinstriping. Automatic adjustable shut off bar present. Motor winds and runs quietly. Diamond A reproducer has good copper oxidizing and includes rare extra weight. Original crank has fair copper oxidizing. Original finish oak bell horn with both Edison and Music Master decals has no cracks, splits, or repairs. Original horn elbow retains 90+% of wood grain paint finish.

Lot: 1036 - Typed Letter With Hand Written Edison Response

Single page typed letter dated October 06, 1902 from Chicago businessman Herman Ernest Dick to German manufacturer S. Bergmann regarding the European production of Edison's new storage battery. Dick outlines how the percentages of ownership will be split. Bergmann has noted and accepted the terms in the right margin. Edison hand writes a note at the bottom that he is willing as long as the terms between he and Dick are carried out. Signed Thos. A. Edison with umbrella signature. In VG condition with 2 horizontal creases from folding. Includes a heavy paper/canvas envelope from A.B. Dick Makers of Edison Mimeographs. Envelope marked in pencil, Edison Battery Contract.

Lot: 1037 - Signed Thomas Edison Letter

A typed letter on plain white paper dated May 21, 1926 to a Mr. Luhr and signed Thomas A. Edison in pencil with his famous umbrella signature. The letter instructs Mr. Luhr to put his best men on the Western Union multiplex printer. It also instructs him to maintain the work schedules on the Ediphone and the dance reproducer. Measures 8.5" X 11". Condition fine with no folds or creases and good corners. Charles W. Luhr worked for Edison for 40 years as a project manager. Their internal correspondence can be found at Rutgers University Edison collection. Edison personally sent Luhr with an experimental X- ray machine to try and locate the assassins bullet in the critically wounded President McKinley. Thomas Edison attended Luhr's funeral in 1930.

Lot: 1038 - Thomas Edison Hand Written Letter To Son

2 page hand written letter in pencil dated 13 December 1919 from Thomas Edison to his son Charles. In the letter TAE complains to his son that there is trouble in the Disc division with costs out of hand and poor management. He requests that Clark (George Edward Clark) be brought back in to straighten things out and if not he would set aside his experiments and do it himself. He concludes with, "Our records today are horrible" and that, "Golls (?) executive ability is zero". Letter is signed Edison. Great insight into the ongoing problems with the Diamond disc records. Condition is very good condition with no folds. Pages measure 5" X 8" each

Lot: 1039 - 2 Framed Edison Concert Hand Bills

Fill-in-the-blank style hand bills for travelling showmen advertising Edison phonograph concerts. Given by Thomas W. Clough. In very good original condition, no creases, both framed and matted under glass. One measures 12"h x 6"w and the other is 14"h x 7"w.

Lot: 1042 - Chicago Talking Machine Advertisement

Circa 1896. Original ad on the back of sheet music, framed under glass. A very scarce ad from a short lived company. Measures 14"h x 11"w

Lot: 1045 - International Graphophone Co Stock Certificate

Unissued certificate for 250 shares from July 1890 and stamped CANCELLED. International Graphophone would eventually be absorbed by the Edison Phonograph Works. A very scarce certificate in excellent condition. Measures 10.25" wide X 6.75" wide

Lot: 1046 - International Graphophone Co Stock Certificate

Certificate No.199 issued on March 13th, 1903 for 208 shares at $100 ($650,000 in 2021) each to Stephen F. Moriarty. Signed by Stephen F. Moriarty as Vice President and G.N. Morrison as Secretary. Moriarty worked with Edison in the early organization of the phonograph companies both in the U.S. and England. Certificate is signed on reverse by Moriarty the same day that it was issued. In very good condition with a couple of pin holes and 1 bent corner. Measures 10.5" wide X 7" tall.

Lot: 1050 - Montana Phonograph Co Stock Certificate

Unissued certificate from1889. Montana Phonograph Co was one of the many phonograph companies that sprung up across the country securing territories and buying machines for distribution through North American Phonograph Co. In excellent condition. Measures 11.5" X 8.25"

Lot: 1051 - Montana Phonograph Co Stock Certificate

Unissued certificate from1889. Montana Phonograph Co was one of the many phonograph companies that sprung up across the country securing territories and buying machines for distribution through North American Phonograph Co. In excellent condition. Measures 11.5" X 8.25". Also included is an unissued receipt for stock from the Goodale Phonograph Co. Franklin Goodale incorporated the Goodale Phonograph Company in Washington State in 1910 to build and distribute phonographs. A prototype machine using celluloid strips for recording was built. By 1911 he was in litigation with minority stockholders, who had thrown the company into receivership, and in 1913 Goodale and his wife were arrested in Milwaukee on allegations of stock fraud. In excellent condition. Measures 8" 3.75"

Lot: 1055 - Ediphone Co of Minnesota Stock Certificate

Unissued certificate. Little information is available on this company. In excellent condition with no folds. Measures 10.75" wide X 8.25" tall.

Lot: 1056 - Edison Wood Products Inc Stock Certificate

Unissued certificate No. 62. The company got its start in 1891 as Andrae Manufacturing Company; and was purchased in 1917 by Thomas Edison, who changed the name to Edison Wood Products, Incorporated. Edison was looking for a company to produce wooden phonograph cabinets, and when that market declined Edison Wood Products began manufacturing infant furniture in 1937 under the name of Little Folks Furniture. In excellent condition with no folds. Measures 12.25" wide X 8.5" tall.

Lot: 1057 - Edison Kinetophone Co Stock Certificate

Unissued certificate No. 96 for 100 shares. The Kinetophone, was designed to merge the motion picture camera with the phonograph, was introduced in 1913. The Kinetophone ultimately proved unsuccessful due to the difficulty of achieving synchronization and to the lackluster reception of the film subjects by viewers. Falling sales for motion picture projectors by 1915 led to the end of the manufacture of Edison motion picture equipment. A seldom seen Edison Co. certificate. In excellent condition. Measures 10.5" X 8.25"

Lot: 1058 - Dictaphone Corporation Stock Certificate

Unissued and marked SPECIMEN. No.00000. The Dictaphone name was owned and Trademarked by Columbia and was spun off on its own in 1923, In excellent condition with no folds. Measures 11.25" wide X 7.5" tall

Lot: 1059 - Edison Saunders Compressed Air Co Stock Cert

Certificate No. 8 issued on April 24th, 1899 for 1 share at $100 to Walter S. Mallory. Mallory was a close associate of Edison's. The Edison Saunders Compressed Air Co. held patents to heat compressed air making it more efficient in industrial applications. No redemption date but it is signed by Mallory on reverse. In very good condition with 2 vertical creases from folds. Measures 10.5" wide X 8" tall.

Lot: 1060 - Edison Pulverized Limestone Co Stock Cert

Certificate No. 10 issued on May 19th, 1914 for 1 share at $100 to Francis R. Upton. Upton was a close assistant of Edison working with him during the development of the incandescent light. Upton was also instrumental in the formation of the Edison Pulverized Limestone Co. incorporated on April 25, 1914 to market the byproducts of Edison's Portland Cement company. The company was dissolved on August 1, 1923. Only a few of this company's certificates were issued (at least one to Thomas Edison), with most of the certificates unissued. No date on cancellation but it is signed Francis R. Upton. Condition excellent with no folds or creases. Measures 14" wide X 8.5" tall

Lot: 1061 - Edison Pulverized Limestone Co Stock Cert

Unissued certificate No. 56. incorporated on April 25, 1914 to market the byproducts of Edison's Portland Cement company. The company was dissolved on August 1, 1923. Only a few of this company's certificates were issued (at least one to Thomas Edison), with most of the certificates unissued. In overall good condition with no creases but one 1/2" piece torn from the white border. Measures 10.5" wide 8.5" tall.

Lot: 1062 - Edison Portland Cement Co. Stock Certificate

Stock certificate 1391 issued on the 14th of April 1906 to Wm. H. Shelmerdine (Philadelphia banker and investor) for 450 shares at $50 each or $22,500, equivalent to over $700,000 today. The Edison Portland Cement Co. was formed in 1899 and used fine sand left over from his iron ore crushing operation to make a superior strength concrete. Certificate is signed by W. (Walter) Mallory who was vice president of the company. A receipt of acceptance from William Shelmerdine and signed by him is attached. Condition good with 3 vertical creases from folding. Good corners. Measures 11.75" wide 8" tall.

Lot: 1063 - Edison Portland Cement Co Stock Certificate

Stock certificate 1398 issued on the 26th of April 1906 to Charles E. Rommel for 100 shares at $50 each or $20,000, equivalent to over $125,000 today. The Edison Portland Cement Co. was formed in 1899 and used fine sand left over from his iron ore crushing operation to make a superior strength concrete. Certificate is signed by W. (Walter) Mallory who was vice president of the company. Certificate cancelled in 1929. Condition good with 2 vertical creases from folding. Good corners. Measures 11.75" wide 8" tall.

Lot: 1064 - Edison Portland Cement Co Stock Certificate

Stock certificate 1389 issued on the 14th of April 1906 to E.C. Miller for 400 shares at $50 each or $20,000, equivalent to over $600,000 today. Miller was a banker and vice president of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange. The Edison Portland Cement Co. was formed in 1899 and used fine sand left over from his iron ore crushing operation to make a superior strength concrete. Certificate is signed by W. (Walter) Mallory who was vice president of the company. A receipt of acceptance from E.C. Miller and signed by him is attached. Condition good with 3 vertical creases from folding. Good corners. Measures 11.75" wide 8" tall.

Lot: 1065 - Letter To Shareholders of Edison Electric Light Co

A two page letter dated January 10th, 1885 to the shareholders of the Edison Electric Light Co. from H.S. Hastings, Treasurer of Edison Electric Light Co. The form letter is a solicitation to subscribe to the New Edison Electric Railway Co. The letter allows a shareholder to buy 1 share of Edison Electric Railway at $15 per share for every 6 shares of Edison Electric Light Co. owned. In overall very good condition with 2 vertical and one horizontal crease from folding.

Lot: 1066 - Babson Bros. Edison Phonograph Mail Order Catalog

A scarce circa 1907 Edison Phonograph mail order catalog put out by Babson Bros. of Chicago who were major Edison Distributors. The 14 page catalog features phonographs and records available for sale through them to be shipped on a free trial with easy monthly payments. Condition is good with a clipped corner on the lower right hand side of the cover. Measures 4.25" X 7.5". Also included with this lot is a reminder letter from Babson to a Mr. S. Naugle of Windber, PA dated Oct 31, 1907 reminding him that his payment is overdue. Letter in good condition with several folds. Measures 8.5" X 11".

Lot: 1067 - Photo of a Family With Edison Phonograph

Vintage 4.25" X 6" B&W photo of 3 adults around an Edison Banner Home cylinder phonograph. There is a large Norway flag hanging on the wall. The reverse has an ink stamp from E.EVERSON, DOVER N.H. In overall very good condition.

Lot: 1068 - Photo of People With Edison Gem Phonograph

Vintage 6 X 8 photo on board of a group of 12 people in a home listening to an Edison Gem phonograph. Phono has a large funnel horn and a floor crane. In very good condition

Lot: 1070 - Hawthorne & Sheble Printing Cut Sheet

A large double sided paper sheet that was sent out to phonograph dealers by H & S to show them the library of printing cuts and half tones available to them for use in advertising their products in newspapers and magazines. In very good original condition with folds. Measures 34" wide X 22.5" tall

Lot: 1071 - Edison 1919 Diamond Amberola Catalog

16 page sales catalog with several color plates of Amberola cylinder machines. Condition is good with a small tear at the top of the spine. Measures 7" X 10".

Lot: 1072 - Photo Print of Phonograph Shops

A framed contemporary print of the Colonial Arcade in Cleveland, Ohio from 1901. On the first and second floor on the right hand side of the print are two phonograph stores on the first and second floors. In good condition. Overall measures 19" wide, 13" tall

Lot: 1073 - The Papers of Thomas A. Edison Vols. 1-5

Hardcover volumes 1-5 of The Papers of Thomas A. Edison. In very good condition with dust jackets.

Lot: 1074 - Photo of a Child Listening To A Phonograph

5 X 7 B&W photo of a young child listening to an early Edison electric cylinder phonograph through listening tubes. A second set of tubes goes off camera to an adult whose hands are visible in the photo. It is mounted in a cardboard studio frame from Benes Studio in Watertown, Wisconsin. It is believed that this is not an original print but most likely a reprint by Benes at a much later date. Still a great photo, in VG condition

Lot: 1075 - Phonograph Advertising Cards (4)

Includes a 3.25" X 6" Edison trade card stamped Irwin Moser Hamden New Jersey, a postcard of the Columbia Phonograph Co. in Bridgeport Conn., an envelope mailed out in 1901 from The Talking Machine Co. in Chicago featuring Edison Phonographs and Polyphones, and a cut out color illustration of people listening to an Edison phonograph. All in very good condition.

Lot: 1088 - Edison Automatic Reproducer Variant?

This reproducer appears to be an Edison automatic that has a good stylist. The weight is an interesting variant with some differences from the automatic. Interesting variant, you be the judge.

Lot: 1090 - Indestructible Record Co. Cylinder Reproducer

Untouched original Indestructible Record Phonograph Co. reproducer. Has good stylist with weight and original box with cover and labels. See photos.

Lot: 1091 - Unmarked Reproducer Resembles Edison Model B?

This reproducer is unmarked but resembles the Edison Model B, however is unmarked. Has good 2 minute stylist. The large weight is unmarked, appears to have a glass diaphragm. You be the judge.

Lot: 1093 - Aftermarket Cylinder Phono Volume Control

All original with average nickel plating. Volume gate moves freely. Unmarked. Has some rubber residue on throat

Lot: 1094 - Aftermarket Cylinder Phono Volume Control

All original with average nickel plating. Volume gate moves freely. Unmarked.

Lot: 1095 - Bell & Tainter Columbian Expo Cylinder Phonograph

RARE Bell & Tainter Prototype Model 1893 Original tag stating, Property of the laboratory of the American Graphophone Co. Bridgeport Connecticut. Exhibit number 30, with brass inventory tag stating, Model 224. Referenced on page 209 in Howard Hazelcorn?s book Columbia Phonograph Companion. Howard stated the following about the machine, ??The Columbian Exposition coin-operated Graphophone appeared at the 1893 World?s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois. Though 100 of these machines were said to be located at the fair, no complete example is known to exist today. The chassis, bedplate and motor pictured is the only vestige remaining of this first coin-slot Columbia. No case included. The Tainter ?A? frame chassis found on this machine is similar to the earlier Type C treadle model, with upper drive gears exposed. However, the upper pulley wheel was ¬ inch thicker than a treadle wheel and this is permitted the first use of a flat leather drive belt. A #00, thin necked transitional black gutta percha reproducer was screwed into the treadle type carriage assembly and played the cylinder from right to left. After the record was played, a gear driven return screw added to the back f the chassis, would bring the reproducer back to its original position.? Bedplate appears to have been broken in several places but now seems solid. Electric motor with 4 ball governor. Motor appears to turn free but is not tested. A truly extremely rare piece of phonograph history. Measures 10.25? x 15?.

Lot: 1097 - Columbia Perfected Electric Graphophone Type H

Perfected Electric Graphophone Type H circa 1894 serial No. 25006. Serial number matches the case and bedplate. Case has been refinished and has replacement decal. 2V motor, 4 ball governor, motor turns freely but is untested. Reproducer is original with added weight. First of the Columbia line made exclusively for the home market. Nickel plating is above average. This machine pictured on page 170 of the Columbia Phonograph Companion. Howard rated this as a R9 out of 10, meaning only 1 or 2 were known at the time of publication. Measures 11.5? 7 1/4".

Lot: 1098 - Columbia Type N Spring Motor Cylinder Phonograph

Circa 1895 with serial No. 42344. Nice original finish oak case and lid with overlay decal possible Chicago Talking Machine Co. Comes with rare 11 person listening rail, flex connector and 10 sets of tubes. VG nickel on parts. Motor winds and runs. Original gutta percha reproducer and crank. 11.75? X 11.5?. As shown on page 72 of Hazelcorn's Columbia Phonograph Companion Vol I.

Lot: 1099 - Columbia Electric Cylinder Phonograph

Circa 1898 serial No. 76962. While this model's tag reads AT, it is actually a very rare factory electric model AI. It left the factory using the fancy T case. Both the on/off and speed switches are of gutta percha to protect the user from electric shock. Oak case has been refinished but leaving the original decal intact. Fancy molding and corner columns are present. Lid in very nice original finish condition. Decals on top works appear to be new. Bedplate and nickel parts in excellent condition. Bedplate is unique to the electric machine. Electric motor untested. Pulley on the electric is larger diameter than on the AT. Equipped with a Simplex shaver. Reproducer is stamped Bettini N.Y. and Pat range from 1889 ? 1892. Spider has 9 of 10 legs present with a good stylus and metal diaphragm. Nickel on reproducer is excellent. Comes with a reproduction 15? X 9.5? Bettini horn. This machine is pictured on page 190 of the Columbia Phonograph Companion Vol 1.

Lot: 1100 - Columbia Model N Electric Cylinder Phonograph

Columbia Model N electric circa 1895 Oak case has original finish and decal, decal overlaid with a second decal stating the Chicago Talking Machine Co. SN 4220423. Comes with original simplex shaver, overall good nickel plating. Original Gutta Percha reproducer with special added weight. Front wood panel is removable to access motor. 2V electric motor appears complete and governor moves freely but motor is untested. Reproduction 14? black funnel horn included. No lid. This machine is featured on page 178 of the Columbia Phonograph Companion Vol. I. $6500 - $7500.

Lot: 1102 - Perfected Graphophone Type G Cylinder Phonograph

American Graphophone circa 1894 serial No. 30285. Matching numbers stamped in bedplate. Original oak case in good condition with early lid but not matching to this machine. Original decal reads ?The Perfected Graphophone?. Decal address reads ?No. 9191 Penn Ave. Washington, D.C.?. Nickel plated bedplate retains 80% of its shine. Mechanism moves and runs with what's left with original leather belt, Gutta Percha reproducer is original with good stylus, crank is either original or very nice reproduction. Measures 11.5? x 7.25?. Original early seamless brass horn with built in elbow measures 14.25? long x 6.25?. Only slight dings and dents in horn. Pictured on page 68 of the Columbia Phonograph Companion.

Lot: 1103 - American Graphophone Type U Cylinder Phonograph

Circa 1893 serial No. 10625. Oak cabinet and lid are in overall good condition with some water damage and lifting veneer on sides of lid. Bedplate may have been replated. Overall nickel is very nice. Drop down front reveals a 2V electric motor which moves freely but is untested. Wood mandrel either original or excellent reproduction. Comes with reproduction Gutta Percha reproducer. Includes reproduction set of listening tubes. Includes key to front lock which works. Case measures 14.75" x 9?. This machine pictured on page 168 of the Columbia Phonograph Companion.

Lot: 1104 - Columbia Type C Electric Graphophone

Columbia Model C Electric circa 1893. Believed to be a Bell & Tainter Model C Electric. What Howard admits is that this machine ?leaves this author mystified.?. Features a Tainter A frame top works with a 2V battery powered motor, drop down front panel to reveal motor. Mechanism and motor moves freely but is untested. Flywheel does not have any printing on it. All parts seem to be present and original, but bedplate is likely replated. Reproducer is intact but appears to be a reproduction with a good stylus. This model did not have a decal on the front of the cabinet. Lid is original but has a more aged finish than base cabinet. Howard rated this machine R9 and stated that this was "The only known model to exist" at the time of publication. Pictured on page 164 of the Columbia Phonograph Companion. No horn included. Measures 15? x 8.75?.

Lot: 1105 - Columbia BF Cylinder Phonograph

Circa1906. Machine plays the 6? 20th Century cylinders. Original oak finish with two original decals. Case is solid. Lid has 3 spots of 1 inch veneer loss and dark blue ink drips on top. Good paint and nickel plating on parts. Decals at 80%. Has an adjustable automatic shut off and unusual after market speed gauge. Machine winds and runs. Good stylus on reproducer. Original 14? black & brass bell horn stamped Pat. Apld. For. Bell has minor dents and body has 85% original paint. One of the most accessorized Columbia machines that we have seen.

Lot: 1106 - Columbia AB MacDonald Cylinder Phonograph

Serial No. 753614. Introduced in 1901. Original finish oak base and lid in VG condition with the decal at 95%. Nickel parts in excellent condition. Original winding key and aluminum concert mandrel. Motor winds and runs. Small dent in standard mandrel. Original D-1 reproducer has damaged stylus. Comes with original 14? X 7? aluminum horn with a few minor dings. This machine is pictured on page 106 of Columbia Phonograph Companion Vol 1.

Lot: 1109 - American Graphophone Type C Cylinder Phonograph

American Graphophone Type C serial No. 500285. Fancy oak cabinet was only offered in 1899 for $5 extra and appears to have been refinished, either it has a new decal or the old one has been touched up. Cabinet has no lid. Motor has 4 ball govern or and triple heavy spring motor, motor runs. Speed control screw appears to be reproduction. Bedplate has been re-nickeled as well as the mandrel. Black paint on the mechanism is worn as well as the decals. Features drop down front door for motor access. This phonograph has a Bettini reproducer but may be reproduction as it does not have any markings whatsoever. reproduction horn measures 14.5? X 9.5?. Has original crank. Case measures 17? x 11?.

Lot: 1110 - Columbia Graphophone Type AN Cylinder Phonograph

Columbia Graphophone Type AN spring motor circa 1897. Serial No. 60425. Nice original finish oak cabinet. VG nickel plating on parts. Decals and pinstripe excellent. Original crank. Motor winds and runs. Comes with extraordinary 15.5? X 8.25? aftermarket horn in nickel with unusual on machine horn support. Original gutta percha reproducer with clamp on weight. Measures 13? X 8? X 12? tall with lid.

Lot: 1111 - Columbia Type A Cylinder Phonograph

Circa 1897 serial No. 63112. Oak case and lid in original finish. Case is very nice with VG original decal. Small hole drilled in back of case from possible earlier crane attachment. Lid has areas of missing veneer. Nickel bedplate is excellent. Nickel parts on top works VG. Decals and paint on top works have been redone. Early original flat crank. Motor winds and runs. Equipped with original Bettini reproducer stamped Bettini Patent Type Nt. Bakelite ring on reproducer reads Bettini?s Micro Phonograph Attachment New York Aug 89 Dec 92. Spider intact with mica diaphragm but stylus is cracked. Comes with reproduction Bettini 15? X 8.5? paper mache horn with small ding in bottom.

Lot: 1112 - Columbia Home Grand Gramophone

Case and lid of this beautiful and fancy oak cabinet have original finish, decal is fully intact, nickel platting on the bedplate and all parts. Machine is fitted with both a fixed 2? and removable 5? aluminum mandrel. When the larger mandrel is removed, the standard 2? one can be raised up and locked into playing position. Reproducer has original Bettini Type NF reproducer stamped in Bakelite, Bettini?s Micro. Phonograph Attachment New York with dates AUG 89, Dec 92. Reproducer appears in very good shape but needs some adjustment. Motor runs. Has original crank but is a little short and does not clear the lid clip unless the clip is moved out of the way. Has reproduction horn that measures 16.5? X 10.75". Cabinet measures 16.25" X 13.5?.

Lot: 1113 - Columbia Gramophone Grand Concert Phonograph

Columbia Model Graphophone Grand Concert Phonograph 1898 This machine sold for the outstanding price of $300 back in the day. First 5-inch cylinder machine offered for sale by any company. 3 nickel plated springs. Outstanding ornate oak cabinet with details, missing corner column. This example is missing the lid. Has original crank and reproducer. Nickel plating, paint, and pin striping are in excellent condition. Motor runs. Measures 13? x 18?. This machine is pictured on page 90 of the Columbia Phonograph Companion. A beautiful example of this model, Howard rated this machine R-6, which means that 16 to 40 examples are known.

Lot: 1114 - Columbia Model BC Cylinder Phonograph

A 20th Century model circa 1905 serial No. 180. This extraordinary machine cost $100 in 1905 and features a large 3 spring motor and a Higham-McDonald reproducer. Continuous pressure on the cylinder produced what Columbia claims was 16 times greater volume than other phonographs. The oak cabinet is in overall good condition with minor repair work but with original finish. The fancy matching lid also has original finish and one 1 minor ding in the top. Lid is removed by dropping front panel and pulling lid latches on either side towards you. The ornate cabinet was soon replaced by the more commonly less fancy cabinet. Top works nickel plating in very nice condition, paint is better than 90% and decals are good with some minor loss. Motor winds and runs. The Higham reproducer will need some attention to reach the machine?s full potential, but it does play. Has original crank and carrying handles. Sold with a reproduction horn that has been adapted to fit the reproducer. Case measures 18? x 12.75?. A machine that would stand out in any collection.

Lot: 1115 - Graphophone Type BF Cylinder Phonograph

Circa 1906 serial No. 9081. Oak cabinet is in very nice condition with original decal and has had a light gloss applied. Mechanism has excellent paint and decals are about 90+% intact. This machine comes with the 6 inch mandrel which allowed the owner to play the standard and 20th century cylinders. This machine also features the desirable rear mount tone arm, which insured that when the horn was mounted on the machine, it did not stick out and get in the way. Mechanism appears to be all original including the crank and connecter. Nickel finish is in excellent condition. Motor runs but belt is broken. This phonograph also features a seldom seen 2 and 4 minute adapter. Original 9 panel oak horn which has been professionally refinished. Horn has no splits, cracks, or holes. Screw in collar has been replated. This machine is desirable by collectors due to its beauty and add on features.

Lot: 1118 - Columbia BS Coin Op Cylinder Phonograph

Columbia Model BS circa 1898. Oak case in nice condition with original finish and original decal with sign board that appears to be original but has a slight color difference with the case. Paper ?Drop Nickel? instructions appear original, but title card is a reproduction. Coin mechanism appears complete but will need oiling and adjusting. Motor does run, comes with original key to lock. Displays original coin op horn with new elbow. Cabinet measures 14.5? x 8.75". $2500-4000

Lot: 1122 - Columbia Type B Eagle Cylinder Graphophone

Columbia Type B circa 1897 serial No. 113091. Oak case has original finish and original decal with metal tag overlay reading ?Cleveland Graphophone Co. 227-229 Sheriff St. Cleveland, O.?. Normal slight imperfections to case and decal but overall is well above average. Eagle has both aluminum ID plates, has original reproducer with good stylus, nickel plating is better than average, and motor runs but needs oil. Comes with original winding key. Sold with older reproduction 10? cone horn. Measures 11.75" x 7?.

Lot: 1123 - Columbia Graphophone Model B Cylinder Phonograph

Model B Eagle Cylinder Phonograph serial No. 157518. Original finish oak lid and decal in VG condition. Lid clips have been removed to accommodate Bettini reproducer. Motor winds and runs. Nickel parts above average. Missing gear cover. Original winding key. Both ID plates present. Has Bettini reproducer that appears to be a possible period knock off with no markings, mfg, or numbers. Spider is intact but diaphragm is broken. Pot metal casting has 3 cracks but intact and not failed. Comes with quality 16? X 9.5? reproduction Bettini horn. $2,000 - $3,000

Lot: 1124 - Columbia Model B Cylinder Phonograph

SN 146572. Circa 1898 serial No. 146572. Oak case and base in very nice condition with original finish that has been glossed over. Original decal on lid is excellent. Nickel platting on mechanism is excellent, possibly the highly nickeled model option that was offered, even the governor weights are nickeled. Reproducer is stamped ?Columbia Photograph Co. New York USA Pat Oct 18 1894?. The most outstanding feature aside from the condition is the normal aluminum tag in the front has been replaced with a tag that reads ?Eastern Talking Machine Company. 177 Tremont St. Boston Mass. USA?. Comes with original 10? cone horn which is correct for this model, with 97% paint on the outside and 85% on the inside. A common machine with uncommon features.

Lot: 1125 - Family Photo with a Columbia Phonograph

Vintage sepia tone 4 X 5 photo mounted on board of a family in their parlor gathered around a table displaying a Columbia Q phonograph. In very good condition.

Lot: 1126 - 4-Minute Type B Cylinder Phonograph

Here is an ordinary machine which in reality is extraordinary. A circa 1897 Columbia B Eagle modified to play 4minute records. Celluloid tag on the lid reads ?The Edisonia Co. A.O. Betit, MGR. Newark, N.J.?. Some companies to meet the needs of a changing phonograph world would start with a basic machine and modify it. No doubt in 1908 as four minute records were introduced, two minute machines were becoming outdated. This company purchased remaining stock of Columbia Type B Eagles. They first created their own wooden base and lid, then they added very professional extra gearing, modified the ratchet wind and some other changes. These changes allowed this machine to become a 4 minute cylinder phonograph. The name Columbia appears nowhere on the case or mechanism. They also created a clever horn crane that slides on the machine with no modifications to the unit. This machine has been tested and indeed does play a 4 minute record. Oak lid and base in original untouched condition with 1 crack in the wood. Nickel plating on the mechanism is good, comes with reproduction floating reproducer. Horn is an original, all brass, 14? horn with original chain. Despite their clever modifications, there is little doubt that these machines did not sell in large quantities. A great addition to any collection and a machine that most people have never heard of.

Lot: 1127 - Columbia Model Q Cylinder Phonograph

Circa late 1890?s serial No. 660867. The Q mechanism has good nickel plating with some loss on the base. Reproducer is original with good stylus. What makes this ordinary phonograph exceptional is its fancy base upon which this machine sits. These were offered by Sears and Roebuck around 1909. Many reproductions have been made but this one is an exception being made from steel and having aged nickel plating. Comes with a reproduction glass horn. When this glass is put under light, it has a beautiful pattern as if filled with smoke. The crane holding the horn is reproduction.

Lot: 1128 - Columbia Model B Cylinder Phonograph

Circa late 1890?s. Nickel plating is excellent, all parts are original, reproducer is original and has good stylist. Motor winds and runs. What makes this common machine quite unusual is that it bears the rectangular ID plate, normally found on the front, that reads ?Eastern Talking Machine Co. On Tremont St. Boston Mass. Gramophones, Phonographs, Records, Horns?. Companies were known to purchase the workings only and put it in their own case which is what happened with this machine and bears the remnants of the celluloid tag that again reads the ?Eastern Talking Machine Co.?. Comes with a 10? reproduction nickel plated bell horn. A different twist on a common machine.

Lot: 1129 - Columbia Model B Cylinder Phonograph

SN 91126. Overall plating is excellent, machine winds and runs. Reproducer stylus bar was removed and replaced with a small volcano shaped device that holds the stylus and marked ?PAT. Sept. 25, 1900?. Horn is an original 10? all nickel horn with only some light dings and creases at the edge of the bell. Platting about 65%. What really makes this machine stand out is the large decal that reads ?Hawthorne & Sheble 604-606 Chestnut Street Philadelphia PA.?. Please note the machine was never mounted to the wood base. Again, an example of an ordinary machine made extraordinary to a collector.

Lot: 1131 - Columbia Graphophone Newspaper Advertisement

Full page ad from the Nashville American, Sunday December 3, 1905. Ad piece is an illustration of a family listening to a Columbia Q, offering a $7.50 Graphophone for free if you subscribe to the Nashville American. In good condition with some minor paper loss on the edges. Ad measures 22.5"h x 16.875"w

Lot: 1132 - Columbia Model AP Cylinder Phonograph

According to Howard, this machine did not appear in Columbia catalogs. Instead of being sold, it was used as a premium or give away for retailers. Since it was free, it was of very basic construction. It had a painted black base with gold pin striping. Instead of Columbia using a feed screw so the machine did not skip, this model relied upon gravity in hopes that the stylus followed the record groves. To keep the reproducer from sliding off, the words ?Keep level? were stamped in the gear cover which corresponded to a leveling screw below. The black paint appears to be original with redone pin stripes, the ornate winding key is original, and the motor winds and runs. Comes with an original 10? cone horn with good paint and stripe, especially designed for the premium machine. A seldom seen small Columbia model that can fit into anyone?s collection. Measures 11.5? x 6?.

Lot: 1137 - Lewis School For Stammerers Literature Trove

This is without a doubt the largest group of literature and advertisements for the "Lewis School For Stammerers" in existence. It was compiled by a Mr. N.A. Beuerman of Buffalo, NY. Mr. Beuerman had a speech problem and included is back and forth correspondence from 1910 until 1917. There is well over a hundred pieces of literature and advertisements of all sorts and sizes. There are letters of invitation to visit the school including tickets for a free carriage ride from the railroad station to the school, testimonials, information on the home course featuring the Phonograph, newsletters, and so much more. Mr. Beuerman had also reached out to the Northwestern School For Stammerers in Milwaukee, Wisc, and the Bogue Institute For Stammerers in Indianapolis, Ind. and there is literature from both of those schools. There is the letter in 1911 from Lewis thanking him for his order of a home course phonograph. The phonograph, the records, and the books are being sold as separate lots. These advertisements are almost non existent so don't miss out on this lot. Literature comes in a 3 ring binder with plastic sleeves.

Lot: 1139 - Columbia Phonograph Letter Signed By Edward Easton

An extremely rare letter on Columbia Phonograph Co. letterhead dated Nov. 27, 1891 to a Mr. Anderson of Hagerstown, Maryland. The typed letter outlines the cost of leasing a phonograph. The letter is signed E.D. Easton as President. The original mailing envelope is included. It is interesting to note that the letterhead reads, "The Columbia Phonograph Company under authority of The North American Phonograph Co. and of the sole license of The American Graphophone Co". It has also been ink stamped in red, "Dictated and transcribed from the PHONOGRAPH". Condition is very good with vertical and horizontal folds. Measures 8.5" X 11". Envelope measures 6.5" X 4".

Lot: 1140 - Columbia Cylinder Phonograph Full Page News Ad

Full page ad from the Nashville American, December 22, 1905 advertising a free Columbia Q phonograph with subscription to the paper. Overall good condition with some paper loss at the edges. Framed under plastic. Measures 22.25"h x 17"w

Lot: 1141 - Graphophone Concert Broadside

Featuring Graphophone Entertainment, endorsed by the clergy and the press. This is a fill-in-the-blank broadside for travelling showmen. From the press of John M. Smyth, Chicago. Overall good condition, paper on cardboard under plastic, some paper loss on edges. Measures 21.25"h x 14"w.

Lot: 1144 - Graphophone Concert Hand Bill

Original handbill advertising a Graphophone Concert for Feb. 22, 1898 at the Erickson School House, location unknown. This is a generic showman's handbill where the date and location could be added in. Because of the size and nature of this paper, very few have survived. In overall very good condition with 4 horizontal folds, a small paper loss on one of the folds, and minor loss on the edges. Measures 6" wide, 9" tall.

Lot: 1146 - Alaska Gold Field Lecture & Concert Broadside

Framed under glass, broadside announcing the exhibition of photographs of the Alaska Klondike Gold Fields and Wonderful Talking Machine. Circa 1898. Broadside printed on paper, features etching of a miner panning gold and people listening to a Columbia Q Style phonograph. Produced by Sears Roebuck Co., Chicago, originally rolled with no creases, the broadside measures 24"h x 18"w.

Lot: 1148 - Graphophone Grand Concert Broadside

Broadside featuring an illustration of people listening to a Columbia cylinder phonograph with verbiage extolling the merits of the Graphophone Grand. Broadside is fill-in-the-blank style for travelling showmen. Put up by Sears Roebuck & Co. In good condition, originally rolled with no creases, framed under glass. Broadside measures 21.25"h x 14"w

Lot: 1151 - Graphophone Concert Hand Bill

Fill-in-the-blank hand bill for Graphophone concerts given by Professor Fitzgerald. Framed under plexiglass, in very good condition with no creases. Measures 15"h x 7"w.

Lot: 1152 - Phonograph Concert Admission Tickets

3 framed original phonograph concert admission tickets in very good condition.

Lot: 1153 - Framed Talking Machine Concert Advertisement

Circa late 1890's original print of a widely reproduced broadside for a Grand Graphophone Talking Machine Concert. Printed with 4 different colors. In overall fair condition with substantial loss to the edges. Comes framed for display. Broadside measures 11" wide X 15.5" tall. Frame measures 12.25" wide X 18.5" tall

Lot: 1154 - Columbia Cylinder Phonograph Advertisements

11 original ads for Columbia cylinder phonographs clipped from newspapers and magazines dating from the late 1890's to the early 1900's. All in good condition.

Lot: 1156 - Photo Of Students Listening To A Phonograph

Vintage 9.25" X 7.25" B&W photo on board of adult students of the Pawtucket Business College transcribing dictation by hand from a Columbia cylinder phonograph by way of an elaborate listening tube setup. Photo in good condition with some light scratches and some dents in the print. Identifying hand writing on reverse.

Lot: 1158 - Columbia Reproducer & Recorder

Black gutta percha set in original fitted wood case with swing away cover. Reproducer has good stylus with older rebuild. Recorder is missing cutting stylus.

Lot: 1159 - Columbia No. 1 Black Gutta Percha Reproducer

Untouched original reproducer has good stylist, overall good condition, could used to be rebuilt.

Lot: 1160 - Original Columbia Cylinder Recorder

Marked recorder, however, appears to have a reproducer stylist? Has some glue residue near the top. You be the judge.

Lot: 1161 - Columbia No. 5 Cylinder Reproducer

Untouched original reproducer with good stylist, overall average condition. Has original set screw and a few scratches here and there.

Lot: 1162 - Columbia No. 2 Cylinder Reproducer

Untouched original reproducer, missing thumb screw, no stylist, stylist bar detached from diaphragm, slight dent in edge of body, marked Columbia Phonograph Co. New York.

Lot: 1163 - Columbia No. 5 Cylinder Reproducer

Untouched original reproducer with good stylist, however, the stylist bar has become detached from the diaphragm. Overall average condition. Has original set screw and a few scratches here and there.

Lot: 1164 - Matthews Cylinder Phonograph Reproducer

Developed by Harold Matthews. Reproducer marked Matthews used on Lambertphone or Thorens phonographs . It has a 90 ø elbow detached from the base, like a Lioret. Diameter of the attachment tube is greater than normal. Good nickel plating, good stylus but loose. Comes in unmarked 2 piece box.

Lot: 1165 - Columbia No. 3 Cylinder Reproducer w/ Box

Untouched original reproducer, has good stylist, missing diaphragm, has original 2 piece cardboard box.

Lot: 1169 - Columbia 1 3/8" Diameter Cylinder Recorder

Unmarked and untouched original recorder with cutting stylist, may need to be rebuilt.

Lot: 1170 - Columbia No. 12/15? Lyric Cylinder Reproducer

Original reproducer that appears to have some rebuilding to it. The reproducer resembles a No. 12 reproducer, however, has stronger spring tension resembling a No. 15. Has good stylist. You be the judge.

Lot: 1171 - Columbia No. 12 Lyric Cylinder Reproducer

Most likely a No. 12, is spring loaded. Has good 2 minute stylist, average nickel plating with some light pitting.

Lot: 1172 - Columbia No. 12 Lyric Cylinder Reproducer

Most likely a No. 12, is spring loaded. Has good 2 minute stylist, average nickel plating with some light pitting.

Lot: 1173 - Columbia No. 12 Lyric Cylinder Reproducer

Untouched original reproducer with a bad 2 minute stylist, clean nickel plating.

Lot: 1174 - Columbia No. 12 Spring Tension Lyric Reproducer

Untouched original reproducer with good 2 minute stylist, clean nickel plating.

Lot: 1179 - Cail-O-Phone Coin Op Cylinder Phonograph

Manufactured by the Caille Bros. in Detroit Michigan circa 1908 This is the Style B Cail-O-Phone which runs by a spring motor that is quickly wound up by an electric motor inside the cabinet when a penny is dropped in the slot. In overall excellent condition. The oak cabinet has the original finish and stands on fancy cast iron legs. The oak framed beveled glass hinged lid is in excellent condition. The oak marquee is a well done replacement with an older hand painted title card. Listening tubes have original gutta percha parts with replaced rubber tubing. The mechanism is in beautiful original condition. The phonograph bedplate has great original paint and a beautiful CAIL-O-PHONE decal on the front. Coin mech present as well as the original cast iron coin box with lock & key and internal tin coin box. The original D.C. motor is present and has a modern converter added so it will operate on standard 110V current. Measures 46" tall without the marquee, 22.5" wide, 17" deep. Add another 25.5" for the marquee. Caille coin op cylinder machines are extremely rare and you will be hard pressed to find a better example.

Lot: 1180 - Mills Fortune Teller Coin Op Cylinder Phonograph

Made by the Mills Novelty Co. of Chicago Illinois, serial No. 241, circa 1908. Only 2 complete examples of this machine are known to exist. The original finish oak cabinet is in VG+ condition. Glass on lid is all good with no chips or cracks. The marquee is a very nice replacement not original to the machine. The cabinet stands on ornate cast paw feet. The bow front service door has a nice original decal. Mills used a highly nickeled Columbia BG chassis modified for coin operation for the phonograph. The machine is powered by a 104V Emerson electric motor which is activated when a penny is dropped in the coin slot. Hearing tubes were used to listen to the record. The service door has the original lock with key. Cash box has lock but no key. The electric wiring has been updated. This machine also has a fortune telling mechanism mounted beneath the glass lid. There are 8 fortunes on a paper disc that advance each time the machine is played. Measures 45.75" tall without marquee, 21.5" wide, 16.5" deep. Add 24" for the marquee. An extremely rare machine in very nice original condition featured on page 234 of the Columbia Phonograph Companion.

Lot: 1181 - Mills Illustrated Song Machine

Manufactured by the Mills Novelty Co. of Chicago Illinois circa 1907. This is the only known example of the Illustrated Song Machine cylinder model to exist. It features a combination 12 card stereo viewer and a Columbia type BG cylinder phonograph to provide a sight and sound experience that was novel for it's time. Original finish oak cabinet on wood legs in very good condition. Original Mills Novelty Co. decal on left side of cabinet. Oak service access door on front has beautiful decal and original lock with replacement key. Very fancy curved cast iron front with curved glass window to view the phonograph has Mills name cast into it along with cherubs and an owl. Door is missing the lock. The marquee and title board are replacements. Retractable listening tubes have original gutta percha parts with replacement rubber tubing. The bottom cash drawer has a lock but no key. There is a souvenir catalog in the bottom drawer from the 1976 Globe Arizona Centennial along with some paperwork and saloon tokens that suggests that this machine may have come from there. Measures 49.5" tall without marquee, 19" wide, 21.5" deep. Add 26.5" for marquee. Howard extensively covers this machine on page 236 of the Columbia Phonograph Companion. It is also featured on page 123 of Discovering Antique Phonographs 1877-1929.

Lot: 1182 - Multiple Cylinder Coin Op Phonograph

Designed and patented by Julius Roever and manufactured by the American Phonograph Co. of New York City circa 1912. Refinished wood cabinet with carved paw feet, pillar corners, carved wood arch top, and beveled glass front and sides in VG condition. Metal ID tag behind glass reads, Instrument Owned by the Multiphone Operating Co. Manufactured by the American Phonograph Co, New York City. A smaller round brass tag is stamped, 246A. The beautiful original mechanism plays 12 different cylinders from a rotating carousel. Sound is transmitted through an internal paper mache horn and exits through a copper plated cast metal lyre shaped grill at the top front of the cabinet. Plate on front of machine directs to Push Nickel in Slot, Select any Number, Wind Up Motor. Machine accessed through locked front and rear doors. Locked storage compartment on bottom of front. Measures 75.5" tall, 23" wide, 18.5" deep.

Lot: 1183 - Tabletop Regina Hexaphone Cylinder Phonograph

Model 100 circa 1909 serial No. 1000583. The Regina company which started by making music boxes, tried to change with the market which was replacing music boxes with phonographs. This coin operated machine played 6 four-minute cylinders and plays each record sequentially. Even though this machine?s mechanism has not been cosmetically restored, it accepts coins and plays beautifully. Comes with winding crank which is an older reproduction. The oak cabinet is in two parts, the base which is original and has the decal that is in excellent condition and an oak and glass newer top cover. There are 2 cracks in the wooden base that could be repaired. These machines would be placed in almost any business in which the public would gather such as hotels, saloons, pugs, where people would like to listen to music. According to the original Regina company records, this machine SN 1000583 was shipped to its new owner January 8, 1909. They fell out of style soon after their release making them very rare. Comes with an appropriate small morning glory horn. Case measures 16?W x 13.25?D x 12.5?T.

Lot: 1185 - Swiss Station Coin Op Cylinder Music Box

Coin operated music boxes like this example, commonly referred to as ?Station Boxes?, were installed in Swiss railway stations during the latter half of the 19th century as amusement devices to keep people waiting for trains entertained. They maintained their popularity well into the 20th century. Originally driven by a spring motor which the paying customer had to wind up before playing, most spring motors had worn out by the mid 1900?s and were replaced with electric motors. This example is in very nice original condition. The cylinder plays 8 different tunes. The original tune card is affixed to the inside back of the cabinet. There are no chipped or broken teeth in the comb. The coin mech is intact and it has been converted to an electric motor. The music box is accompanied by a drum and 6 bells played by three Arabic dressed figurines. In the front of the box are three dancers who pirouette while the tune plays. The mechanism is housed in an attractive original finish mahogany cabinet with a glass viewing window in front. The cabinet has 2 veneer chips on the back left side. Overall measures 27" tall, 30" wide, 17.5" deep.

Lot: 1186 - Pathe Le Gaulois Cylinder Phonograph

Pathe Le Gaulois circa 1905. Retains original red paint and gold pin striping, nickel is very good. Original reproducer and stylus, motor runs with original winding key. Comes with light weight contemporary glass horn with no cracks or chips. Horn measures 10? long x 8.25?. Crane is a nice reproduction. Base measures 8 3/4" x 5 3/4?.

Lot: 1187 - Girard Pathe Le Menestral Cylinder Phonograph

Later green version introduced in 1903. Employs a single spring motor copied from the first Edison Gem. Machine has a fancy green painted cast iron base in original finish with light paint loss. Original winding key. Machine winds and runs but missing belt. Reproducer is a REX with original spider and good stylus. Original ornately decorated sheet metal lid in good condition with light paint loss and fading to one side. Machine plays standard and salon size cylinders having an adjustable reproducer mount. Salon mandrel included. Comes with original aluminum 12.75? X 10? Pathe style horn in VG condition. Measures 12? X 11.25"

Lot: 1188 - Pathe Le Gaulois Cylinder Phonograph

Pathe le Gaulois circa1905. Beautifully presented phonograph, measures 8.5? x 6.25?, in footed black metal case. Original paint and gold striping and graphics in VG condition. Has original reproducer. Adorned with beautiful glass horn and rubber connector. Crane is a reproduction. Motor winds and runs.

Lot: 1189 - Pathe Baroque Style Cylinder Phonograph

Recreation for display only of an unusual machine originally built by Pathe from parts of a failed spring powered fan that the company made. It played both standard and salon cylinders. In overall VG condition for what it is with reproduction metal cabinet having recreated graphics. Original 13.25? X 10? bell aluminum horn, reproduction reproducer and horn mount. Clock style winding crank. NOTE: There is no motor inside the case. This machine is featured on page 79 of Discovering Antique Phonographs. Provenance from collection of Jean Paul Agnard.

Lot: 1190 - French Pathe Model No. 4 Cylinder Phonograph

Serial No. 5496. This machine allowed the owner to play all three sizes of cylinders, standard, salon, and concert, by sliding on different mandrels/Adapters - this machine is missing the Salon Adapter. Cabinet is beautifully ornate with 4 rows of carvings on all sides which are in very nice condition for its age. Lid and cabinet have been lightly glossed. Bedplate has about 95% original paint, the double pin stripping ornate corner decals and Pathe logo are all in outstanding shape. There is a 2 and a half inch crack that blends with a secondary light crack - the cracks do not seem to interfere with the integrity of the bedplate. Motor winds and runs. Original reproducer and rubber coupling are present with stylus, has original aluminum horn that measures 11? long X 10? bell. Base measures 14.25? x11.5?. See Photos

Lot: 1191 - Pathe Le Gaulois Cylinder Phonograph

Pathe le Gaulios 1905 in robin egg blue. Paint is about 80% intact, pin striping is about 85%, nickel is worn and exposing brass. Motor runs and comes with original carrying / storage case with normal wear. Original winding key. Contemporary glass horn and crane measures 14.25? long x 9.5?. Base measures 8.75" x 5.75?.

Lot: 1192 - Girard Pathe Le Menestral Cylinder Phonograph

Early blue version introduced in 1902. Employs a single spring motor copied from the first Edison Gem. Machine has a fancy blue painted cast iron base in original finish with light paint loss. Motor winds and runs. Original winding key. Machine winds and runs Reproducer is a REX with original spider and good stylus. Original ornately decorated sheet metal lid in VG condition with light paint loss. Machine plays standard size cylinders only. Comes with original aluminum 12.5? X 10? Pathe style horn in VG condition. Measures 12? X 11.25?

Lot: 1194 - French Pathe Cylinder Phonograph

This model ?borrowed? its design from the Columbia American Eagle. Serial No. 13724. Case has original finish and decal on lid, decal is excellent. Nickel plated machine is in above average condition, motor runs. Original winding key. Has a Bettini style reproducer which appears to be a pot metal knock off. This knock off has no markings whatsoever such as model, serial number, or date. Comes with reproduction Bettini paper mache horn 17? with 9.25? bell.

Lot: 1195 - Lioret Charmeur Cylinder Phonograph

As quoted from the Henri Lioret book by Julien Anton, ?This machine was built by Edouard Cannevel, founder of the company Societe du Phonographe Francais. Henri Lioret merely added his trademark before selling it in 1902 under the name le Charmeur (The Charmer)?, page 180. Original finish oak base and square lid has been polished out. Very nice paint and pinstripe on top works. Edison style swing gate and latch. Concert mandrel. Original crank. Motor winds and runs. Carriage moves freely. Original reproducer marked REX Exposition Universale 1900 Grand Prix. Spider on reproducer is disconnected but present. Has rear mount ?S? shaped crane and a 18.5 X 15.75? aluminum horn.

Lot: 1196 - Puck Type Lorelei Cylinder Phonograph

Puck Type Lorelei circa 1906. One of the most desirable Puck type phonographs is this ornate based string belt phonograph. Appears to be complete and original. Motor does not run, and mandrel is loose. Has original reproducer with a good stylus. Tin horn retains 85% of the of the original paint on the outside and 95%+ on the inside. Horn measures 10? long x 10? bell. Base is approximately 8? x 5.5?. An eye catcher in any collection. $850-1500

Lot: 1197 - Girard Omega Cylinder Phonograph

Offered in 1899 by the Parisian firm of Girard, the Omega was the first of the French phonographs to be modeled after the Columbia 'Eagle' Graphophone Model B with the machine mounted to the lid which reverses into the case. Original dove tail corner wood case has been refinished. There are no markings on the machine to indicate manufacturer other that the serial No 17084 stamped on the mechanism with crossed swords. Top works has good nickel plate with some wear. Original winding key. Motor winds and runs. Has unusual vertical governor. Comes with nice Bakelite reproducer named Le Polyglotte Paris 1905 in original cardboard slip case box in excellent condition. Includes original hunter style nickel horn made by G. Kaiser Paris. Horn has been replated. Measures 11.25? X 7.5?

Lot: 1198 - Puck Mermaid Cylinder Phonograph

Puck Mermaid circa 1905. Most Pucks were German made but this model is French made. Cast iron mermaid base retains at least 85% of the original paint. Motor moves freely but does not run. Horn is 13? long x 10.25?. Outside horn retains 90% original paint and inside retains 95%. Original reproducer and stylus are present. Measures 5 3/4" x 11 3/4". $750-1150

Lot: 1200 - French Model B Knockoff Cylinder Phonograph

An example of a French knock-off of the America Columbia Model B ?Eagle? machine. The only difference is the top works flip over to lay upside down in the case, keeping it dust free inside the box. One obvious difference is the emblem of a swan in the metal near the gear cover. A clever dealer removed the belt cover and replaced it with a celluloid gear cover advertising his business reading le ?Kaleo Salle des Kaleo Ocps Paris?. Case appears to be refinished or polished, nickel plating at 70%. Motor winds and runs and has the original winding key. Gutta percha reproducer with good stylus. This machine is adorned with a hard to find aluminum hunter?s horn that measures 13? long x 9.5? bell. Case measures 11.25? x 7?.

Lot: 1201 - Pathe Le Gaulois Cylinder Phonograph

Circa 1905. Pathe made this model in different colors, this model in deep blue color. Based on Edison?s gem phonograph. Paint and pin striping in beautiful condition, complete with tin oil drip pan, original winding key, and original Pathe reproducer with good stylus. Motor winds and runs. Comes with the appropriate crane which is either a replated original or reproduction. Horn is a blue reproduction glass horn that compliments the machine nicely.

Lot: 1202 - Wizard Cylinder Phonograph

Circa 1908 serial No. 1238. Made by the International Phonograph Co. in Newark N.J. This American model is similar to many European models where you would flip the top works inside the case to protect it from dust and dirt. Oak cabinet has original finish and beautiful decal, there are 2 cracks with slight separations on the corners on the opposite side of the crank. Otherwise the case is very presentable. Top works are nickel plated and very bright, likely from being stored inside for many years. Stamped in the bedplate is PAT?d Pending. Motor winds and runs and all parts appear to be original. Machine is complete with original horn and elbow, horn has 90% original paint with some dings, scratches, and creases but overall presentable. Horn measures 18? long x 17.5? bell. Clip to hold mandrel inside the box is missing. During Howard?s The Great Collections interview, he stated that there are only 9 of these are thought to exist as of the 1990?s.

Lot: 1203 - U.S. Phonograph Co. Cylinder Phonograph

Banner Model serial No. B1514. This is one of the US Phonograph Co.?s better models which had double springs. The case and lid are beautifully polished mahogany with original US shield on the front of the case. Please note there is a scratch on the lid. Nickel plating on mechanism is very nice as is the pin striping and bedplate with only minor imperfections. What scares most collectors from this beautiful model is the pot metal reproducer and assembly which tended to swell and lock, but this example has no such problem and easily moves from 2 minute to 4 minute setting. Motor winds and runs, and machine has original crank with a mahogany wood handle. Comes with original 11 panel morning glory horn with original elbow. Horn is in excellent condition with most paint and gold striping. A seldom seen machine, especially in mahogany.

Lot: 1204 - Wizard Cylinder Phonograph

Machine mounted in a seldom seen mahogany case. SN 1275. Decal appears to be original in very good condition, however, the case appears to have been polished around the original decal leaving a rectangular imprint around the decal, separating the original and polished finish. Nickel plated top works with some areas of light flaking. Motor runs, has original reproducer with good stylus. Bedplate stamped PAT?s Pending. Howard stated in an interview, he knew of 9 Wizard machines at that time, of which only one is in a mahogany case. Comes with original crank with nice plating and original horn with nickel elbow with very nice plating. Measures approximately 17? long x 18?. Horn retains over 90% original paint. Gold is very presentable but may have been touched up over the years. Case measures 17.25" x 8?.

Lot: 1205 - European Cylinder Phonograph

A one of a kind home made machine. It appears that a talented wood worker was intent on making a phonograph for himself while not copying any particular company. The mandrel, pulleys, and even the reproducer is wood. The motor and mechanism are likely from clock parts. Machine winds and runs. Comes with the wood reproducer missing a stylus and a metal copy of a Columbia. No markings on the machine. No horn or lid with this machine. Measures 16? X 9.5?

Lot: 1206 - French Pathe Cylinder Phonograph Postcards (6)

6 vintage postcards from the 1900's listening to Pathe cylinder phonographs sent with greetings like "missing you" etc. All in VG condition.

Lot: 1207 - Cylinder Phonograph Advertising Lot

6 original advertisements for cylinder phonographs from various manufacturers (see photos)

Lot: 1208 - Phonograph Postcards (5)

Includes a 1908 photo postcard of the Bard Bros. phonograph booth at the West Virginia State Fair, a 1913 photo postcard of a Victor dealer in North East, PA., a 100 postcard of the Columbia Phonograph Co. in Bridgeport, Conn., a comic card titled, "His Master's Breath", and a 1909 postcard of a woman standing on a cylinder record titled, "I'll Stand on my Record". All in good condition.

Lot: 1209 - Pathe Cylinder Phonograph Reproducer

Made of black gutta percha. Clearly marked with Pathe Trademark. Has original Pathe marked red rubber connector. Good stylus. Older rebuild.

Lot: 1210 - Ste. Phonographe Bettini Reproducer

Made of jade green composite material. Marked Ste Phonographe Bettini Paris on top. Missing stylus, diaphragm present.

Lot: 1211 - French Cylinder Phonograph Reproducer

Unusual embossed metal body with good nickel. Good stylus with spider holder with some glue residue. Has original hard rubber connector.

Lot: 1212 - Pathe Cylinder Phonograph Reproducer

Black gutta percha marked with Pathe trademark. Metal connector missing. Missing stylus and holder. Has hole drilled in end. Comes with original 2 piece box.

Lot: 1213 - REX French Cylinder Phonograph Reproducer

Black gutta percha marked REX. Good stylus. Recent rebuild.

Lot: 1214 - Pathe Cylinder Phonograph Reproducer

Black gutta percha with Pathe trademark. Missing diaphram, stylus, and holder. Comes with well worn 2 piece round box with tape..

Lot: 1215 - REX French Cylinder Phonograph Reproducer

Black gutta percha marked REX, wrong stylus with recent rebuild. Has well worn 2 piece round box.

Lot: 1216 - Pathe Cylinder Phonograph Reproducer

Made of black gutta percha. Marked with Pathe trademark. Good stylus. Older sloppy rebuild. Original 2 piece Pathe box.

Lot: 1217 - Pathe Cylinder Phonograph Reproducer

Made of black gutta percha. Missing stylus, diaphragm present but detached. Has original 2 piece box.

Lot: 1218 - French Cylinder Phonograph Reproducer

Black gutta percha. Stylus and holder present but detached from diaphragm. Has original 2 piece box.

Lot: 1220 - REX French Cylinder Phonograph Reproducer

Black gutta percha marked REX. Good stylus with spider shaped holder. Recent rebuild.

Lot: 1224 - Bettini Founder Bond

100 franc multicolor Founder bond for the Bettini Co. in Paris France circa 1901. Certificate No. 19,692. All coupons intact. In overall VG condition. Measures 12.5" wide, 10.75" tall

Lot: 1225 - Bettini Founder Bond

100 franc multicolor Founder bond for the Bettini Co. in Paris France circa 1901. Certificate No. 16,872.. All coupons intact. In overall VG condition. Measures 12.5" wide, 10.75" tall

Lot: 1226 - Bettini Bearer Bond

100 franc brown bearer bond for the Bettini Co. in Paris France circa 1901. Certificate No. 4,514. All coupons intact. In overall VG condition. Measures 12.5" wide, 10.75" tall

Lot: 1227 - Bettini Bearer Bond

100 franc brown bearer bond for the Bettini Co. in Paris France circa 1901. Certificate No. 4,495. All coupons intact. In overall VG condition. Measures 12.5" wide, 10.75" tall

Lot: 1228 - Bettini Founder Bond

100 franc multicolor Founder bond for the Bettini Co. in Paris France circa 1901. Certificate No. 16,872. All coupons intact. In overall VG condition. Measures 12.5" wide, 10.75" tall

Lot: 1229 - Bettini Founder Bond

100 franc multicolor Founder bond for the Bettini Co. in Paris France circa 1901. Certificate No. 16,860. All coupons intact. In overall VG condition. Measures 12.5" wide, 10.75" tall

Lot: 1230 - Columbia Cylinder Phonograph Advertising Horn

Wonderful Columbia 10? cone horn with dealer advertisement. Reads ?Columbia Phonograph Co. - Disc and Cylinder Graphophones - $5 to $10 Cash-or-Credit - An ?ideal? Christmas Gift?. Retains 85% of original paint, pin stripe is in nice condition.

Lot: 1279 - Unusual 14 Drawer Mahogany Base Cabinet

This interesting cabinet has its original light brown finish which is in overall good condition with a few marks here and there, mainly on the top. Sides have inset panels. The 14 drawers have their original pulls and are dove tail. Most likely from an early business machine. Makes a nice companion to an early phonograph.

Lot: 1280 - 5 Drawer Cylinder Oak Cabinet

This attractive cabinet with quarter sawn oak and original finish which is lightly alligatored throughout and a few minor scratches, chips and dings here and there. 5 drawers have their original wooden cylinder pegs as well as the original cabinet bail pulls. However, the lower drawer pull is broken but the original bail is included. Some minor damage and chipped molding on one drawer. See photos. Both sides have applied wreath and torch carvings. Both rear legs have some parts but parts are included. Both front legs have shrinkage cracks. Most likely a Hawthorne and Sheble cabinet. A good and honest survivor.

Lot: 1281 - Oak 5 Drawer Cylinder Cabinet

This attractive cabinet with its nice quarter sawn oak with original finish which is lightly alligatored throughout. Cabinet has some scratches here and there. 5 serpentine front cylinder drawers have their original hardware but are missing all of their pegs. Interesting cabinet that should clean up nicely.

Lot: 1282 - Oak Bow Front Cylinder Record Cabinet

This handsome hard to find oak cabinet with its quarter sawn oak veneer with applied carvings and a center column, has been professionally refinished. Original cabinet hardware with original swing out curved cabinet doors with trays. Cardboard cylinder pegs appear to be replacements. A nice example of a hard to find cabinet. Does NOT come with records.

Lot: 1283 - Mahogany 5 Drawer Cylinder Cabinet

This interesting cabinet with its deep red mahogany finish has been conserved and recoated in glossy finish some time ago. Has a few scratches here and there. The front of the cabinet is nicely appointed with decorative molding. The 5 drawers have their original hardware, all 5 drawers have replacement cardboard cylinder pegs, one drawer is missing its cabinet lock.

Lot: 1284 - Unusual Oak Cylinder Record Cabinet w/ Carrousel

This unusual cabinet in quarter sawn oak has been stripped and refinished with a few marks and scratches here and there. Large front door has its original hardware as well as some detail. The very unusual interior has 6 rotating cylinder "carrousel" trays. Each rotating tray has provisions for 11 cylinders. All of the wooden trays rotate freely and have their original pegs. Cabinet sits atop 4 casters. Unfinished back has some shrinkage cracks.

Lot: 1285 - Oak Display Pedestal

This interesting pedestal with its quarter sawn oak has been stripped and refinished. 3 sides have inset panels and decorative molding. See photos. Unfinished back, pedestal sits atop 4 cast iron legs which are rusted, top has 4 holes as well as 4 holes in the iron feet which leads us to be believe that it is most likely a pedestal from an early coin op or arcade machine. You be the judge

Lot: 1287 - Mahogany Cylinder Record Cabinet

This interesting cabinet has 2 right angle cabinet doors which open in unison. Dark brown mahogany finish appears to have been partially refinished and recoated in a high gloss. There is some loose veneer on the sides and front door as well as a few chips with scratches on the top. See photos. Has original cabinet latch and 4 replacement casters. Interior has its original 4 panel pull out trays, however one is loose and will need some attention.

Lot: 1288 - Oak Bow Front Cylinder Record Cabinet

This attractive cabinet with its nice quarter sawn oak with original finish which is lightly alligatored throughout. Cabinet has some scratches here and there. Large curved front door has its three swing out shelves which appear to be replacements. Has original and replacement cardboard cylinder pegs. Interior of the cabinet has its two original moveable shelves with their original cardboard pegs, several of which are loose and mildewed. Original cabinet hardware and sits atop 4 bun feet with original casters. Comes with cabinet key.

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