Edison Standard Speaker

Edison Standard "Speaker" (Reproducer/Recorder)
Standard Speaker, photo 1

Looking very similar to the Edison "Automatic" reproducer, the Standard Speaker was its predecessor for whom the reproducer adjustment screw (often seen on the early "Suitcase" Standards and Homes) was needed.

Standard Speaker, photo 2

What makes the Standard Speaker instantly recognizable, is that it is a combination reproducer and recorder. By rotating the reproducer in the carrier eye, the cutting sylus or reproducing stylus is rotated into position.

Standard Speaker, photo 3

In this extreme close up of the needle bar, we can see the cupped cutting stylus on the left, and the balled sapphire reproducing stylus on the right.