This Monarch was so named because it was the "King of Talking Machine" at that time. This is one of the earlier versions of the Monarch. It has the front-mount wooden tone arm. The 10-inch turntable was designed to play the new 10-inch...
Featuring a 10-inch turntable and heavy spring motor, this model could mount a larger horn than earlier machines. The tapered rear-mount tone arm seen on this instrument was available in 1904. Original cost $45.00.
Featuring a 10-inch turntable and heavy spring motor, this model could mount a larger horn than earlier machines. The tapered rear-mount tone arm seen on this instrument was available in 1904. Price, $45.00.
This type "R" machine has a quarter-sawed oak cabinet with single-spring motor which requires windings prior to each playing. It has a front-mounted tone arm and was originally priced at $15.00.
The Victor V was introduced in 1903 with a 12-inch turntable, heavy-duty triple springs, and choice of horns. It was the first machine with a 12-inch turntable designed to play the new 12-inch "concert" records. Like previous models in...
The Type D Victor was the first Victor to be equipped with a 12-inch turntable. The oak cabinet housed a 3-spring motor. It was available with concert or exhibition sound box. This instrument has the new plainer cabinet with...
In 1903 the Type Z replaced the Royal as the lowest cost ($20.00) talking machine in the Victor lineup. In July, 1905 a new Type Z utilizing the cabinet and motor of the Victor I was announced at the even lower price of $17.00. The...
This Monarch differs from other Monarchs on display in that it is equipped with the new rear-mount tapered tone arm. The two-spring motor offered sufficient power to play three 10-inch records with one winding.
The lowest-priced victor of the period, the Victor Junior featured an oak cabinet with nickel trimming. The horn was black japanned. It has a combination brake and speed regulator for 8-inch turntable. Original cost: $10.00.
The Alva is similar to the Triumph, but has an electric motor. It was initially priced at $85 but was never a big seller. It initially played 2-minute cylinders but was updated to play the 4-minute cylinders.
The Edison Triumph Model D pre-dates the Edison Opera. The lightweight, freestanding horn is something of a wonder in that there is no need for a crane to support the horn.
Notice the wax cylinder being used on this instrument.
The Regina Hexaphone was manufactured in Rahway, NJ by the Regina Company beginning in 1908. The Hexaphone became the most successful of the cylinder coin-operated phonographs. While the Edison and Columbia predecessors only permitted a...