Ironically this question is more of the type for the tradition list
rather than the library one. There is a Mechanical Music Show in Wayne
New Jersey this Sunday and you can see all the horns you have ever
The 14 inch size is a real small horn, and there are a lot of very fine
reproductions being made with a black body and brass bell. You can also
find many originals. Horns this small are very inexpensive.
BUT -- do you really mean that the machine is a Standard H or are you
reading "Model H" from the tail weight on the reproducer?? You have to
look at the patent plate.
Standard F is a very late machine, and there are only rumors that there
was ever a real Standard G that was not just a modified F. Anyway, the
later Standards had the reproducer on the top of the machine with the
outlet facing up, and placing 14-inch horn on it pointing to the
ceiling looks stupid and is impractical. They were designed for the
Does your machine have the reproducer at about a 45 degree angle? Those
would be the usual A through E Standards. This will help you figure out
what you have.
I see 14 inch horns at deralers for $40 to $60. You might try this
today for a $30 bid and see if you get it
Wyatt is a good dealer and this is his catalog page with horns.
Antique Phono Supply was good for me in the past -- Dennis and Patti
Valente -- but I am not sure what they have in stock.
In all cases it would be wise to call and speak to the dealer and see
what is new and what is reproduction.
Mike Biel [log in to unmask]
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Subject: Purchasing a Horn for an Edison Standard Phonograph
From: Bobby LaRose <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Mon, April 04, 2016 12:04 pm
To: [log in to unmask]
I work at the Music Library at the College of William and Mary, and we
a Model-H Edison Standard Phonograph, as well as a number of cylinder
recordings. However, we do not have a sound horn for the phonograph. I
was wondering if anyone could suggest a reliable vendor from which I
purchase a good quality horn. I am looking specifically to get a simple
brass horn, ideally no longer than 14''.
I would appreciate any suggestions you have!
Robert A. LaRose
College of William and Mary, '16
Student Assistant, Swem Music Library and Special Collections
Dance Accompanist, W&M Theatre, Speech, and Dance
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