|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
Apr 13, 2012
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