The “Triumph” was the top of the Edison standard size cylinder Phonograph line. When this example left the factory in 1906 in its conventional cabinet, it was an expensive machine ($50.00) purchased only by the well-to-do. Evidently, one customer wanted something more aesthetic than the standard oak cabinet or even the special-order mahogany version. This custom-made mahogany cabinet features delicate beadwork, stately yet subdued columns, and tasteful inlay. The conventional Edison “Triumph” cabinet was available in mahogany for an additional $13.00, but until the appearance of the “Ideal” in November 1907, a custom cabinet such as this was the only recourse to the demanding home decorator of the time. This cabinet is understandably one-of-a-kind.