1920s Edison Stock Ticker Tape Machine

SOLD!Edison Stock Ticker Tape Machine. Although Thomas Edison invented everything from the light bulb to the phonograph, his first big breakthrough was the stock ticker. Edison devised a machine that could tap into the telegraph system and transmit current stock market readings instantly. The ticker was such a success, it was in use from its’ birth in 1870 all the way up to the 1950s.

This one is missing the ink tank. It is a common problem with the stock tickers. There is a reproduction ink tank available in metal at a cost of $575. It does not have the oval depression that the original does. We are investigating having one 3D printed. It would not be metal but would look exactly like the original with the oval depression. We will provide which ever one the buyer would prefer.

According to legend, in the 1960’s Abercrombie & Fitch purchased a quantity of the now unused Stock Tickers, attached a historical brass plaque and sold them as Executive Christmas gifts. By that time A & F had moved away from being a high end sport outfitter to a fine clothing seller and luxury gift shop. The luxury gifts were part of what put them out of business in the 80’s!

Measurements: H 14 in. x Diam 8 in.

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