An Edison Phonograph or record player for wax cylinder records and includes a horn. This phonograph is historically significant because it is a working example of an important technological innovation that first brought recorded music into the homes of people around the world.
This particular phonograph has no known provenance. Phonograph machines of this make, model, and date are common in museum and private collections around the world. This piece is made more significant by the fact that it is in complete and working condition, and can be used with accompanying wax cylinders to allow users to hear what recorded music from the early twentieth century really sounded like.