Edison Amberola V Phonograph

Edison Amberola V Phonograph

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This is a very rare Edison phonograph from 1913, the Model V. Made just before the fire that engulfed the Edison laboratory in 1914. It was designed to play the newly introduced “Blue Amberol” four minute cylinders using a Diamond B reproducer.

The Amberola V is in a mahogany case with a single spring motor and an ingenious system of telescopic tubes that carries he sound from the reproducer to the internal horn.

This Amberola comes from the collection of Mr Renton from Leamington Spa who was a dealer and expert on early mechanical music and 78 rpm records in the 1950s.