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RARE! EDISON DIAMOND DISC PLAYER 1919

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Fantastic and very rare, this Edison Diamond Disc player is from 1919.

Included is approx 30 discs, made especially for this player.  The discs are thick (6mm) due to Thomas Edison insisting that the recorded track be at the base of the groove, rather than the sides.  This made for a better quality sound, but was ultimately the death of the format.  that and Edison's insistence that his recordings be at 80rpm.

The stylus does not require replacing (hence the "Diamond") and it comes with a head made to convert the player to regular (for the time) 78rpm records.

The cabinet is in great condition.  Everything is in working order.  You will struggle to find a better example.

The discs reflect Edison's own particular tastes, so there's spoken word, classic and some popular tunes from the period.

45 x 51 x 106cm tall

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