Fine Mechanical Music and Scientific Instruments

9 Nov 2011, starting at 13:00 GMT .

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A very good selection of posters for records and talking machines: pre and post-war, most in excellent-near mint condition,

T. A. Edison - a good autographed photograph, with dedication to Horace Field Parshall, 1905,

A good Edison Concert phonograph, with Concert cylinder collection, circa 1899,

A rare Columbia type BC 'Premier' sound-magnifying Graphophone, circa 1907,

An Important Edison Class M electric phonograph in glazed case, early manufacture, circa 1891,

Prof. A. E. Dolbear - The Telephone, very rare first edition 1877, New York press,

A near-mint type 332L green bakelite telephone, impressed mark 164 56,

A near-mint 300-series green bakelite telephone, 1950, impressed mark 164-50,

A 200-series green bakelite telephone, impressed mark S-36, base mark FHR56, receiver 1936 and base 1956,

A near-mint 200-series cream bakelite telephone, 1955, impressed mark 164-55,

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