Category - The edison amberola line
The Amberola “30” was the least expensive ($30.00) of the three Amberolas that comprised the entire U.S. line of these instruments from 1915 until 1929 (excepting the short-lived Amberola “80”). All three used the same mechanisms (with an added mainspring in the “50” and “75”) and the same Diamond “C” reproducers. Horn sizes varied somewhat between models, but performance was uniformly excellent. The Amberola “30” was a strong seller, and enabled many families to enjoy recorded entertainment on Blue Amberol four minute cylinder records. This example has a reproduction front grille. This machine was my first cylinder phonograph and started me on my collection bug. So, this remains in my collection even when I was upgrading my collection over the years.