The Triumph Model A

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Issued in 1901 for $50.00 with a 14" all brass horn, then black and brass bell one, the first Model A had the "Edison Triumph Phonograph" banner and the swing-arm locking bolt of the Spring Motor model.  In 1906, the Model B appeared on the market with a raised front panel cabinet and only the "Edison" transfer.  The previous bolt was replaced by a locking lever at the front end of the straight edge.  This very machine having the locking bolt of Model A and the cabinet of Model B can either be a late matching or a transitional machine as often seen when a production model is replaced by another one.  Here, it has the 12 panel "Triumph" Edison black morning glory horn issued for late Model B in Sept. 1907.

 

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