Rare Treadle Graphophone, Shaver

Rare Treadle Graphophone, ShaverRare Treadle Graphophone, Shaver
Lot #: 28
Rare Treadle Graphophone, Shaver
The Graphophone was conceived as a helpful improvement of Edison's Phonograph, but the two became rivals. The Graphophone was introduced in 1889 as a treadle-driven mechanism, bringing to mind the fact that the company had taken over a former sewing machine plant. Graphophones soon acquired spring motors, but the treadle format persisted within the company, as evidenced by this treadle equipped with shaving machine.
Included are the original instructions, previously unknown to exist. Also a letter from Columbia dated 2/27/1906 to the original owner, Mr. H.E. Jones, pres. of the Dominion National Bank, regarding repairs to the mechanism. The bank was in one of the mos
Auction Date
Apr 13, 2012
Estimate: $5,000-$8,000

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