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SOLD! Edison Opera Cylinder Phonograph

The Crown Jewel of Cylinder Phonographs: The Edison Opera Takes the Stage at Donley Auctions


Get ready for a sonic sensation! Donley Auctions is proud to present the crown jewel of cylinder phonographs – the majestic Edison Opera – at our upcoming Radio & Phonograph Auction on [date of auction] at [time of auction]. This exquisite machine, a testament to Thomas Edison's genius, is a rare opportunity for collectors and audiophiles to acquire a piece of history that continues to deliver exceptional sound quality.


A Technological Marvel

Introduced in 1911, the Edison Opera represented the pinnacle of Edison's cylinder phonograph technology. Unlike its predecessors, the Opera boasted several groundbreaking features:

  • All-gear silent motor: This innovation eliminated the distracting noises common in earlier models, leading to a purer listening experience.

  • Airtight assembly: The meticulously sealed design ensured optimal sound reproduction, minimizing sound leakage and distortion.

  • Wooden cygnet horn: This beautifully crafted horn amplified the sound with remarkable clarity and richness, a hallmark of the Opera's reputation.


A Feast for the Eyes and Ears

Beyond its technical prowess, the Edison Opera is a visual masterpiece.  Housed in a stunning [oak/mahogany] case, (depending on the specific model available), the machine exudes elegance and craftsmanship. Imagine the awe-inspiring sight of the Opera gracing your living room, a conversation starter and a testament to your appreciation for vintage audio technology.


Owning a Piece of Audio History

Owning an Edison Opera is more than just acquiring a phonograph; it's a chance to:

  • Experience the music of a bygone era with unparalleled sound quality.

  • Appreciate the intricate design and engineering that went into this revolutionary machine.

  • Become a part of the rich history of phonograph technology.


Don't Miss This Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity

The Edison Opera is a rare find, and this auction presents a golden opportunity to add it to your collection.  Mark your calendars and visit the Donley Auctions website to view the catalog, detailed photos, and condition report.


This is your chance to:

  • Own a magnificent Edison Opera phonograph.

  • Experience the magic of cylinder recordings.

  • Become a custodian of audio history.


Visit DonleyAuctions.com today and prepare to be captivated by the sounds of the past!

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