Category - featured,The edison amberola line
The Amberola 1A was Edison’s first Phonograph that hid the horn within the cabinet, like Victor’s Victrola. And like the first Victrola, it was expensive: $200.00. This is the only Amberola model capable of playing both 2 and 4 minute cylinders, and this example is equipped with a Diamond A reproducer for playing celluloid 4 minute cylinders only. An all-original example of this historic and rare Edison Phonograph. This particular early-production Amberola features an early version of the Weber-style cabinet with a lyre grille, and wooden dividers in the record drawers. This is a very rare instance of a 3-louver cabinet retaining the wooden dividers (which are usually seen only in 2-louver cabinets). The serial numbers of the mechanism and cabinet are matching.