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Published on Jun 22, 2012
This is an Amberola model V with the very low serial number 386, and in the rare mahogany cabinet. It was made in 1913 and is one of Edison's first table top internal horn machines. The condition, both visually and functionally, is excellent. It plays the Edison Blue Amberol cylinder 2098, released in 1913:
"Every little movement" from the musical comedy "Madame Sherry" by Karl Hoschna and Otto Harbach (1910) with Marie Narelle as Lulu and Frederic H. Potter as Leonard
Lulu: No longer does the lithesome miss, cavort in catchy waltz The twostep and the ragtime bliss, she found alas was false The schottische and the polka swing, she's laid them all away Aesthetic dancing is the thing that holds the "floor" today Ah!
Chorus: Ev'ry little movement has a meaning all its own, Ev'ry tho't and feeling by some posture can be shown, And ev'ry love tho't that comes a stealing O'er your being must be revealing, All its sweetness in some appealing Little gesture all all its own
Leonard: It makes no diff'rence fat or slim, you must get in the game While some one plays a Turkish hymn, just let your soul inflame. Your arms and legs grow eloquent, and inner tho'ts sublime Express themselves with temp'rament while you are keeping time Ah!