Rod, I have learned something today. If I had seen that i would have thought the owner had jerry rigged some old Am 30 horn...
Hi Rod I'm with Moo on this one. I don't ever remember seeing one of these unusual horns but I will certainly be looking from here on out. Great horn and in great condition also. Also having the picture of your family's Fireside and still having the machine in your collection is priceless. Talk about a family heirlooms.
Here are three, somewhat different horns that I have seen. First is an all brass 15" victor horn. Normally, you only see these in the black and brass versions. Second, is a nickel plated Bell Tainter horn. Finally, is a copper plated Berliner funnel horn. This horn exactly matches the copper finish of the string wind parts.
For your interest. This is my first post to this message board and hope it works. Attached is a photo of a rare Edison West Point horn, mounted on an Edison Fireside. It was the last external horn offered by Edison and as you can see, it is a cross between an external norn and an internal Amberola horn. There is also a reference and drawing of this horn, mentioned in the Frow cylinder book.
NOTE: Can't get a single photo to upload. Use following link to my online photo album to see four photos of the Edison West Point:
I'm a novice!! I recently picked up a horn that seemed a bit odd. Very skinny!!! Thot I might get some help ID'ing it. Can't seem to pictures uploaded. My e-mail is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Drop me a note and I'll send some pictures. It's 24" inches long and has a 10" brass bell. What is unusual to me is that is has a very gradual taper from the reproducer.
In general, horns with skinny ends are for cylinder machines and those with larger ends are for disc machines. Older disc machines did have small ends, so it's really one of those "It depends" sort of things unless you can show a picture or a link to a picture.
Posting Pictures: When you make a post there's a place to "Upload an Image", click on Browse to locate the picture on your computer, then click Host it. When the Imageshack window pops up, it will indicate it's busy uploading the picture. When done, Select the "Forum Code" field (in other words, highlight the link and then "copy" and then "paste" into this forum's editor window. You should be able to do a Preview at that point to check that the image does show up OK. Finish your post and hit Post Reply. That's it in a nutshell.
Folks, Thought I would share this odd horn with you.
This horn came with a very early Polyphone Springmotor that I purchased. It was in a collection of early sound items collected by a long time employee of the Canadian Broadcast Co. My best guess would be possibly a Bettini crane mount. It's dimensions are:
Post by lotechjunkie on Dec 2, 2015 19:33:53 GMT -6
I stumbled on something I've never seen before. crammed into the back corner of a junk store on the side of a backroad I saw an upright in fairly good shape but, with an interesting horn. It was all (beveled) mirrored. Being it was buried in the back and the owner seemed disinterested in freeing it for me fully examine.. I don't know the make.
So yah Im one of those people registering with your forum here to ask a question... but before I go back and pull the trigger and buy it, I wanted to know how bad Im getting hosed on his asking price which Im thinking was decided based on my appearance and type of car I was driving at the time.
He wanted 750 for it, and if its spring spring is still in tact, Im thinking about getting it based solely on the clean finish of the veneer. Anyone here can tell me the maker based on the picture alone ?
bigsplash1: I have an old Dixie High Grade Talking Machine. Anyone know the value of these? This one is in great condition and has lots of records, a few of which are metal ones.
May 8, 2015 5:52:28 GMT -6
robinette: I just bought the most beautiful thing ever. I have a Columbia Grafonola Model 213. I was wondering the value of it - I have zero interest of ever selling though. IT works perfectly and I want to hopefully find more discs. It currently has one. educate me
Jun 13, 2015 4:42:11 GMT -6
robinette: Bigsplash, I'd be interested in perhaps getting some of your records if they can be used on my machine
Jun 13, 2015 4:42:51 GMT -6
robinette: Can anyone find any information on Columbia Grafanola model 213.......I have scoured the internet...... NOTHING
Aug 25, 2015 20:48:42 GMT -6
delmont61: I acquired a Victrola VV215 and restored if for my daughter as a present. The motor worked fine,but seemed a stiff to wind. Took out the springs, cleaned them, and re-greased with Molly and a little gear oil. Still works fine, but it's still stiff.
Dec 26, 2015 11:41:07 GMT -6
rainycitygirl: I looked into a box I moved here almost 9 years ago and found (can't remember where I got it) something that looks similar in style as a handheld hole punch except at the "punch area".I believe it was called a wooden needle trimmer 4 talking machine.
Mar 2, 2016 21:58:55 GMT -6
rainycitygirl: Didn't see limitations before. Anyway,I would love to see it go to someone who would really want it. I found this site and thought someone here might fit the bill.
Mar 2, 2016 22:00:03 GMT -6
aaronben: I have a Mandel gramaphone that I am interested to sell.
Jan 7, 2017 19:07:36 GMT -6
cweastlick: Looking for a motor for my Columbia AH early model. This is the one with the offset crank and speed control/on/off switch on the top. Even incomplete motor would be helpful. Thanks!
Oct 17, 2017 8:22:21 GMT -6
waverley05: I have approximately 150 Edison diamond discs which I would like to sell. I live in Edinburgh Scotland. Is anyone out there interested?
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jmad7474: I have a Japanese Victrola for sale, please contact me if interested
Jan 1, 2018 22:35:08 GMT -6
IncrediBill: Hi. Very cool. I like what you've done with the place. I am in the SF Bay Area. I would like to learn how to put my Golden Throated Claxtonola back together. I received it in parts. Finally I am interested in selling to someone for their own use. TY
May 27, 2018 12:15:23 GMT -6
eckster: Is anyone still on this forum. Need to update. No longer secure. lots of popup ads and the taskbar says not secure with a quotation mark. need to upgrade to windows 10
Aug 12, 2018 22:55:59 GMT -6
jimshoney10: I have a Cremona standing wind up phonograph. I've not seen this logo, or company before. It is not a Cremonaphon i need some advice
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sjkkphares: Recently purchased a Sonora phonograph and hope to learn more about it. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Dec 15, 2018 9:17:36 GMT -6
cweastlick: Looking for an Edison Concert lid, early version
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junebug3: I have a Dixie phonic high grade talking machine I would like to know more about and possibly sell. Anyone here know anything about it?
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iberville: oh neat! you all finally put in a shout box. 'Reminds me of my IPB days . 'Haven't been here in yonks! Looking for the tone arm elbow for Columbia grafonola "Mignonette" 1915 - I'll probably post in the forums anyways, cheers!
Oct 27, 2020 21:29:06 GMT -6
alignkwik: looking for 1906 columbia graphophone model AO reproducer
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keywindgem: Martin are yoiu still on this forum
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