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Title: Edison Gem phonograph
Item Name: Music and Entertainment
Maker: Edison

Description:

Thomas Edison 'Gem' phonograph, an early forerunner of the gramophone which played recordings on wax cylinders.There is a metal plate on the front with patent information and a serial number 668953. A broken wax cylinder is still in place. On the wooden case lid is printed in black on gold 'ribbons' Edison Gem Phonograph'. Inside the cover is coloured green with a handle at the top and two screws at the sides to attatch it to the body of the machine so it can be carried. There is also a brass tipped horn.


Year: 1888 (post)
Materials: wood, brass,
Measurements: L:19/W:24.5/H:22cm. Case L:19/ W:24/H:18cm. Horn L:37cm; Dia:18cm
ID_Number: ERYMS (BAG) : 1998.1.1