|HERE is a porch and lawn scene from a photograph of a prominent New Yorker's home on the Hudson. Look at the merry crowd—old and young—enjoying the Edison phonograph. The machine illustrated is one of the superior 1907 model type, a simply perfect reproducer of sound. This is the instrument which is now offered direct at such a remarkable rock-bottom price on free trial to responsible people everywhere in the United States—read below
"Oh, what fun," cried the old man.
And the children clapped their hands.
I heard the noise and clatter, the laughter and applause away down the road as I was approaching the old homestead. It was toward dark, just after supper, and, as I neared the house, I saw a big party gathered on the porch and the lawn listening to minstrel dialogs, band music—every conceivable kind of vocal and instrumental airs.
And the talk and music all came out of the flower horn of one of those phonographs.
If you have heard only the old style squeaking, rasping instruments you can hardly imagine what a genuinely high class entertainment those people were having around that porch.
The new style 1907 model Edisons are so far superior that there is really no comparison. I have known critics of music who have heard only the ordinary talking machines express the greatest surprise upon listening to this special automatic entertainer, the 1907 Edison.
You must hear this remarkable instrument in your own home with your family around you—then you will appreciate why Thomas A. Edison said: "I want to see a Phonograph in every American Home."
Not only the children, but the grown folks also find endless delight in the music, songs, the vaudeville, the rag-time, the band pieces; not only the every-day lovers of music, but even the keenest critics are pleased with the reproduction of concert pieces and opera selections. There is fun, amusement and instruction for everybody.
"If my Edison cost me twice as much," said Otto Haubold, of Rogers Park, Ill., "I would not give it up. I should let my piano go rather than sacrifice my Phonograph. My wife, my children and grandchildren all enjoy it so much, especially these summer evenings when we can sit on the front porch and listen to the concerts."
Yet a very fine Edison Phonograph on the present special offer costs only one twentieth—one fortieth—as much as a good piano. The surprising rock-bottom prices on the finest Edisons are all quoted in the new Edison catalogs, and to prove the superiority of these new instruments, the Edison Phonograph Distributors offer to send your choice of a genuine Edison on free trial (returnable at their expense if not entirely satisfactory).
After the trial you can pay for the phonograph at the rock-bottom price or you can take advantage of our easy terms (as low as $2 00 a month) just as you prefer.
Every reader of Collier's ought to take advantage of this free trial offer for you can thus convince yourself as to whether you want the Edison Phonograph.
Suppose you send for one of these phonographs and give it a good fair trial (the Edison Distributors require no deposit of any kind). Let your family and friends hear the machine talk, sing and play.
Get up a few sample programmes they like, thus: