"Circa early 1900's
This Regina music box has a phonograph mechanism installed so it can play both music box discs and phonograph disc records. The door slide open to reveal a horn when playing records.
The Zonophone resulted from the betraying of Berliner interests by a sales agent. All parts are attached to a cast-iron bedplate enabling the entire mechanism to be lifted as a unit from the case.
Berliner enlisted the help of Eldridge Johnson, a sewing machine manufacturer, to adapt a spring motor to his gramophone. Johnson soon became a partner and made several improvements on the machine. This is his first model. It features a paper mache...
"Made in late 1900
The Type "C" has a wooden tone arm mounted vertically. The spring motor was altered so that crank protruded from side of oak cabinet. This model also has the black and brass horn. Original cost: $25.00.
An improvement over the Johnson Type "A, this machine has a larger square base. It sold for $18.00 with spring motor, black and brass horn, and Johnson reproducer. It plays 7-inch lateral cut disc records.
This machine bears the name of Edison's export agency; the United States Phonograph Company. Its case is identical to that of the concert. This machine has the smaller mandrel for playing standard cylinders.