Thursday, March 29, 2007

One of the most beautiful phonographs made by the Edison Company.. The Edison "Fireside" with a special cygnet horn ....Made in 1910

The Fireside phonograph was in production from 1909 till 1915 by the Edison Company. They made many of them. But I have always thought this was the most beautiful combination. A hand painted metal horn made to look like oak, and the Fireside model A of 1910.
It was one of the more inexpensive machines made by the company, but by and far one of the more attractive ones as well.
The Fireside was the last hurrah in the open horn Edison phonograph field. It was still selling well after every other outside horn model was discontinued. It was the last of the outside horn Edison dinosaurs to vanish...Selling amazingly well, into 1915.