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    Dec 2009
    South East, MI
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    Garbage picked an Edison Amberola 30 (with pics)

    While walking the dogs a few months ago. I saw an oak box at the curb on garbage day. It looked cool. I opened the lid and saw that it was an old Record player thing. It was getting dark and starting to rain. I knew it must have value to I picked it and struggled 2 blocks to carrying it home. I put it on my work bench in the garage when I got home. I took a few quick photos with my phone and went inside to research what it was. It turns out it was an Edison Amberola 30 made around 1916. Ebay showed them going for $500 in working condition.
    This one was missing the crank and the front cover. It also had issues with the wood veneer.
    Youtube was a big help in learning how the thing worked. I was able to turn the crank using a vise grip. It failed to work. Most likely a broken spring. I listed it on Ebay "As is" for parts or restoration. It sold in about 1 day for $179.49 plus $60 shipping. The guy who bought it loved it. I did pretty well on that walk with the dogs.

    Keep on walking dogs
    Dad and Tanner
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    Scout

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    Nice save!
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    Living the dream!

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    Randy

    Aug 2017
    SW Missouri/Oklahoma
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    Nice!!! Congrats!!!
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    What would life be without challenges, and detecting of course.....

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    Bill B

    Sep 2010
    Upstate NY
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    Great recovery congratulations
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    Mar 2018
    Todds Point, IL
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    Today's version of "One man's trash in another man's treasure." Nice $ave. Gary

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    BP Lover

    Dec 2020
    Kansas City
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    way to pay attention and thanks for posting the cool story
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    us
    Jul 2016
    Central MI
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    Nice save!
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    dan

    May 2011
    porterville calif...
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    great find,i have some of those cylinders for those
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    Every artifact has a story, if we're willing to listen

    Aug 2017
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    Wow, you got there just in the nick of time. I agree w/ the others, that is one GREAT SAVE!
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    Arlington Heights, IL
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    Whoa!! Now that's an exceptional save
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    Apr 2020
    Northwest
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    One more piece of history salvaged...very cool.
    "It's not just good it's good enough!"

    Crusty the Clown

 

 

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