Antique music boxes, Edison phonographs, Victrolas for sale
The automated music show is a special, world-renowned show where dealers from around the world buy and sell antique phonographs, Victrolas, talking machines, music boxes, 78rpm and cylinder records, and everything mechanically musical. Dates for the next show will be announced in 2014. In the mean time, check out some of our personal offerings:
|Item 682||Edison Opera Phonograph||The apex of perfection in an Edison cylinder machine, the Opera's moving mandrel, wooden horn, and acoustic airtightness make it a favorite of collectors worldwide. This version, in mahogany, is considered the most desirable. MORE INFO||$4500|
|Item 661||Edison Home Phonograph, Model B||This version of the Edison Home was introduced in 1904 and still retains the banner decal. We have rebuilt the machine to give you ultimate fidelity and reliability. MORE INFO||$600|
|Item 687||Edison Model A Home, green oak||Completely taken apart, cleaned, inspected, oiled, bad components replaced. This early Edison in the popular green oak case has been restored to give you years of enjoyment. MORE INFO||$650|
|Item 691||Edison Standard Phonograph, two clip||The earliest Edison Standard I have ever owned, serial 1911, ca. 1898. This is the rare two clip version of the Model A suitcase type cases. Working, with an unusual early Edison reproducer. MORE INFO||$1350|
|Item 639||Edison Amberola 30||Compare this Amberola with beautiful golden oak case to a machine on ebay or any other venue, and we guarantee that you will not find one superior to it--it's been completely gone through. Compact, and good sounding with diamond stylus, the Amberola 30 is the most convenient way to play your Blue Amberol records. MORE INFO||$450|
|Item 674||C19 Diamond Disc||C stood for the third style motor, 19 for 1919, the year of introduction. Also designated the Chippendale model, this Diamond Disc machine with sweeping, graceful cabinet has beautiful original oak finish and plays well. We'll even include 25 of the special, thick Edison Diamond disc records. MORE INFO||$450|
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|Columbia Graphophones and Grafonolas|
|Item 662||Columbia Type BD||There was never anything else like this expensive, massive mahogany machine: its forward-looking, almost Deco case makes it unique among American talking machines. The triple spring motor gave extended playing time. The original finish, and original fancy Graphophone decals, make it exceptionally nice. MORE INFO||$3000|
|Item 631||Harmony Talking Machine||This phonograph,sold by a company in Chicago, used standard Columbia components. The case is very nice with original decal, and the mainspring and drive gear have been replaced. Our price makes it quite affordable. MORE INFO||$750|
|Item 686||Columbia AK||This little front mount, introduced in 1902, was Columbia's second disc Graphophone as it tested the waters of the disc machine market. This is the rare version that never took a tone arm. MORE INFO||$900|
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|Victors and Victrolas|
|Item 685||Victor V with wooden horn||Gorgeous, professionally refinished Victor V with original ribbed wooden horn. Rebuilt reproducer and new flange make it sound absolutely great. Victor's top of the line machine in oak. MORE INFO||$750|
|Item 681||C Zonophone||This version of the C Zonophone dates very close to Victor's takeover of the Zon-o-phone company in 1904. It's a rarely seen, all original front mount with all brass horn. MORE INFO||$750|
|Item 187||Victrola 300||The Victrola 300 was introduced in 1921 at a price of $250. It was a good seller, but you'll find very few like this one. That's because this machine has a hand-painted, bas relief Chinese Chippendale cabinet. MORE INFO||$2000|
|Item 486||Pooley VTLA||The very first internal horn Victrola, with cabinetry done by the Pooley Furniture Company. Sold in limited numbers, with its flat lid it was very different in design than any Victrola that came after it. The name plate read VTLA, a condensation of the new word Victrola. MORE INFO||$5000|
|Item 665||Orthophonic Credenza||No acoustic machine ever sounded as vibrant and lifelike as the Orthophonic Credenza Victrola. The huge exponential horn, the first scientifically designed horn, was folded over upon itself in the cabinet, and at the same time the frequency response of the new electrical recordings was extended around two octaves. All this makes it favorite of 1920s record collectors, and a mighty impressive machine. MORE INFO||$1400|
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|Antique music boxes|
|Item 657||15.5 inch Regina music box -- Rookwood||As good as it gets, and as good as it sounds. Fifteen and a half inch, double comb, short bedplate console Regina music box in hand-painted Rookwood cabinet. The oil painting is in exceptionally nice condition, and the mechanism has superb tonal quality. MORE INFO||$9500|
|Item 541||Regina automatic changer||Working, coin-operated 20 inch Regina automatic changer in a mahogany case. The 20 inch discs are considered to have the nicest musical arrangements; the larger 27 inch changers were intended for commercial rather than home use. MORE INFO||$9500|
|Item 154||19 5/8 inch Polyphon with base cabinet||This big Poly with base cabinet sounds exceptionally impressive because the mech has been restored: retuned and redampered. If you heard one of these before and came away unimpressed come listen to ours -- you'll change your mind. MORE INFO||$12,000|
|Item 261||Nicole fat cylinder interchangeable||Everything you could want in a Swiss music box, from the most respected manufacturer of cylinder boxes, Nicole Freres: drums, bells, and castinets, with interchangeable fat cylinders, mounted on a beautiful base cabinet. MORE INFO||$30,000|
|Item 683||Symphonion music box||This ten and five eights inch Symphonion music box, double comb, sublime harmony sits in a large walnut cabinet, but is available at a small modest price. MORE INFO||$1550|
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- Our listings of Regina, Polyphon, Symphonion, Mira and other antique disc music boxes. Restored and unrestored.
- Our listings of Edison phonographs, Victor talking machines, Columbia Graphophones and other external horn
machines. Includes Edison cylinder machines such as Standards, Homes, Firesides and Triumphs, disc and cylinder Graphophones, and when available lesser seen machines such as Berliners, Zonophones, Standard Talking Machines, and Talkophones.
- Our listings of Victor Victrolas and other internal horn Victrola type machines. Includes when available Grafonolas, Sonoras, wicker phonographs, Amberolas, Orthophonics, and many others.
- Our listings of Swiss cylinder music boxes. Includes when available boxes from Mermod Freres, Paillard, Nicole, Bremond and other quality makers.
- Our listings of Edison cylinder records, Edison Diamond Disc records, and 78rpm records. . Includes 2 minute wax records and 4 minute Blue Amberols, typically one thousand Edison cylinder titles are available.
- Our listings of antique phonograph and music box parts, including metal disc records for Regina and other music boxes May include whole motors with mainsprings, reproducers, empty cabinets, tone arms, and more. We also offer reasonably priced antique phonograph repair.
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- NEW: Antique phonograph and talking machine identification guide Detailed and close-up
photographs of hundreds of machines, broken down by model and manufacturer. Indispensible for both newcomers and advanced collectors.
- NEW: Victor Talking Machine outside horn identification Includes detailed photographs of many rarely
Beginner's Guides. Basic tutorials with just enough to get you started learning about antique phonographs and music boxes.
Recent Beginner's Guides:
- The Edison Diamond Disc Phonograph
- Collecting Antique Phonographs and Victrolas
- Antique Phonograph and Victrola FAQ. Includes where to get parts and who can repair your antique Edison or Victrola.
- Purchasing an antique music box The most complete tutorial on the web. Read this before you buy!
- Regina music boxes, buy and sell Some updated notes specifically relating to Regina models.
- Edison Phonograph tutorial Includes model identification and repair hints.
- The Columbia Graphophone and Grafonola Includes model identification of the most common machines.
I'm Lynn Bilton. I bought my first machine in 1972, a Victor Schoolhouse with wooden horn, purchased for $52.50 in Gibson City, Illinois. Since then, I've had everything from a musical snuff box to a military band organ pass through my hands. In 1985 we began the automated music show, which has brought together dealers and collectors from all over the world. The show has run at various locations on the east coast and midwest, and is currently being held in Danbury, Connecticut.
I stand behind what I sell. I won't tell you that everything is in "perfect condition" or "completely restored," because it almost never is. Any detriments are clearly noted in our descriptions.
I am always interested in purchasing unusual machines. I'm also interested in the history of what I sell, and would be pleased to receive copies of any original literature or documents.