Category - Early edison phonographs
Of the thousands of Edison “Home” Phonographs that survive, there exists a mere handful with the earliest style top casting known today as the “open frame” or “skeletal.” Although widely known to exist, this earliest incarnation is so rare that most collectors have never seen one in person. In addition to the open frame, this example features the early weighted half-nut another rarely seen attribute. When found, this “Home” had suffered major depredations, including the effacement of its serial number. Painstakingly restored to its original state, this “Home” dates from the earliest days of production.