The Gem A (first version)

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Introduced in 1899, this is the first version of the A called "drip pan" because of a metallic one fixed under it as the machine was un-cased.  The top of the special reproducer is fixed to the carrier-arm with two screws and the lower part to its back with no contact between the two reproducer parts.


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From a Babson "The Talking Machine Co." catalog and a German one.

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