> Greetings, I am looking to purchase a "horn" and a "crank or key"
> that will fit an Edison Concert model 5 inch cylinder player. There
> is no indication of an external support for a large horn so it might
> just be a smaller "witches hat". The crank is about 1/4 inch square,
> not threaded.
The original square shaft Concert cranks are very difficult to find but
reproductions are available. Having completed my Edison Phonograph
collection I haven't been keeping up with dealers of repair and
reproduction parts but a search on Google should get you to some
sources. If not, e-mail me and I will try to find a source for you.
The horns on all of the Concerts were held up by horn cranes resembling
music stands. Normally the machine sat on a table while the horn
extended out into the listening area and was supported by the crane
sitting on the floor. The horizontal position of the reproducer to
play the Concert records necessitated a 45 degree elbow connector that
then went to the rubber hose on the end of the horn. Horns were a
standard 24 inches long with the early ones done in all brass and the
later ones done with only a brass bell on the painted black "witches
hat" shape. Accessory horns could be purchased that were much larger
as after market upgrades.
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P.S. As a quick introduction, I am an Edisonia collector, a Physics
and Chemistry teacher, and do some work on the side with pipe organs.
I might bore everyone with a more formal introduction at a later time.
Now back to lurking. ;-)