What is an Edison phonograph worth?

First introduced by Thomas Edison in the 1870s, the typical cylinder is black or blue and about four inches long and two inches in diameter. Most of them are worth less than $5, but some can be worth a $100 or more. Cylinders that are brown, pink, green or orange, or bigger than two inches, can be worth up to $200.

How much is an antique phonograph worth?

Phonographs For Sale. Prices, Appraisals & Auctions

Lot # Estimate / Price Realized
37 Keen-O-Phone, Model 20 Antique Phonograph, Music Box & Clock Auction Featuring The Lifetime Collection of Dr. Richard PopePrices Realized $2,000-$3,000
57 2 Edison Standard Phonographs Antique & Collectible AuctionPrices Realized $300-$500

How does an Edison phonograph work?

How does a phonograph work? Sound is collected by a horn that is attached to a diaphragm. The sound causes vibrations in the air that travel down the horn causing the diaphragm to vibrate. The diaphragm is connected to a stylus and pressed into a cylinder covered in wax (or alternatively a thin layer of tin foil).

When did gramophones stop being used?

Over the years, industry adopted several sizes, speeds of reproduction, and use of new materials (especially Vinyl which came during 1950s). Gramophones remained dominant until late 1980s, when digital media managed to eclipse it.

Are phonographs worth anything?

“Records don’t compare to coins and stamps and books,” Allen said. ”There’s not really anything that’s worth $100,000 or more.” Many records that sold in the millions are still popular with collectors and album buyers, but so many copies are still in circulation that they don’t sell for much.

What are old record players worth?

If this is still in good working condition and both the radio and record player are working you unit is worth $180 to $250. However, if the record player or even the radio aren’t working, then the until will only sell for $50 to $75.