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sure to check out all of my sales this week. I'm listing an eclectic
assortment of antique phonographs, including a museum quality 1909
Maroon GEM cylinder phonograph with its original red morning glory horn
(this phonograph features factory combination gearing and an original
Edison Combination K reproducer); a 1905 Talk-O-Phone front mount disc
phonograph with its
original Talk-O-Phone reproducer (it's become hard to find any
Talk-O-Phone machines, perhaps because this Ohio-based company spent
more time in litigation with its rivals than it did making phonographs);
and last but certainly not least a 1905 Busy Bee Cylinder phonographs that's still mint in its original box
(this beautiful, unused machine looks and works like new and comes with
interchangeable mandrels so that it can play all types of 2-minute
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Here's a scarce, beautiful and perfectly working Radior vertical cut disc gramophone that features a unique external horn that's embedded in the motorboard and fires upward, "radiating" sound around the room. The machine has its original Pathe-style reproducer, and -- yes, take a look -- the reproducer doubles as an advertisement for Chocolat Ibled, which was available, the reproducer's face lets us know, at Le Maison Centenaire. Unlike Columbia and Victor phonographs, which were designed to play laterally cut discs, the Radior was designed to play vertically cut records (I'll include a nice vertically cut Pathe record with the machine; dozens of others are available weekly on and elsewhere). Like the Edison Diamond Disc machines (also vertical cut players), which did not require a new needle every time a new record was played, the Radior's reproducer uses a sapphire stylus mounted on a steel shank. The stylus is good for hundreds if not thousands of plays, and in general it sounds as good as, or better than, even the best steel needle equipped reproducer. Replacement stylii are available, if the need ever arises, from different vendors, both online and off.Condition of this wonderful machine is excellent throughout. The turntable felt has been replaced, but everything else appears to be original and in fine shape, including the bronzed horn projecting from the surface of the motorboard. Mechanically, the machine operates as it should, and it sounds great, too. The governor is working properly, and the pitch doesn't change as a record is being played. The cabinet finish is original, and the cabinet decal is original as well. The horn paint is original and in excellent condition, with no touch-ups anywhere. No dings in the horn, no dings in the wood. A very nice machine indeed.That's about it. I will carefully prepeverything for shipping andpack everything carefully and properly. Overseas buyers, please contact me in advance for a shipping quote. sale participants with no prior response history should also contact me before placing a offer. Buyer prepays and includes shipping. Paypal okay.