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    • FOR SALE
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    A nice original Berliner Trademark model ca. 1899. Original cabinet finish, turntable felt, black horn, and record hold-down. The Johnson reproducer was recently cleaned and tuned-up and sounds very good. Side brake model, with reproducer rest and tag on wooden arm. Full and complete decal. The crank is an excellent reproduction and I believe the leather elbow is also new. Otherwise, an all-original machine. Will be professionally packed and shipped.


    , California

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  4. I like lots of late 1920s records, but this one is currently my absolute favorite. Something about it just lilts along and lifts my spirits. I hope you enjoy it as well. "Jersey Walk" by Roger Wolfe Kahn 1926
  5. I have to echo George. What a nice collection of Graphophones! And 2 G-Gs no less! Thanks for sharing Chuck...now on to those 4 other rooms 😉
  6. George, thanks for the insight. I guess when I saw the green dividers in the book, I figured mine somehow needed them, too. They don't. I also appreciate the link to "Talking Machine World". Rick
  7. Ditto to what Dan said! I admire all the Graphophones... A very impressive collection, Chuck! George P.
  8. Lots of great stuff in a small space! Nice pictures.
  9. I ran out of functional display room years ago. You all remember the old adage "your eyes are bigger than your stomach", well that fits me. So here are some pictures of the main collection room. There is more in 4 more rooms around the house, my wife gave up trying to reign me in years ago. Chuck
  10. Here is the next one. Enjoy!!
  11. "On This Day in Phonographic History..." February 22, 1880: Born: James Reese Europe, first African-American to lead his own band for a major recording company. #antiquephonographsociety #phonograph #gramophone #antique
  12. To be, or not to be? That is the question.
  13. I would love to 'like' this but machine says I cannot add any more reactions today. I guess it has been a while since I have visited so liked many things but not any more today. Is this a defect in the system? Never realized we are limited. Neil
  14. Neilvanstem

    What kind of Victrola do I have please?

    A nice machine is the simple answer to what do you have here. I certainly would not mind finding one under the Christmas tree some day! Neil
  15. Am I the only one who finds this strangely Shakespearean?
  16. RodPickett

    What kind of Victrola do I have please?

    Bo, You may review the APS Public Price Guide: Public_Price_Guide This guide, when used in conjunction with the Condition Descriptors, can give you a "ball-park" estimate for your personal use. Yes, the Classifieds Section of this site would be a good avenue for you to pursue.
  17. Lakes98

    What kind of Victrola do I have please?

    George, Thank you very much for your response and all of the issues you pointed out. What do you feel would be the best way to go about selling this? The classifieds here? I'm clueless on the subject of value or worth. The saying goes that it's only worth what someone is willing to pay for it. I'm in the St. Louis, MO area if that makes any difference at all. Thanks again for your time nd knowledge. Bo
  18. Hello Richard, It's difficult to tell from the images, but at least the record cabinet looks like it has been overcoated with a new finish. As for the record dividers, are you sure they're missing? The short dividers look quite similar to the Pooley design where the records are held in place by their edges only - - typically 10-inch records on the top shelf and 12-inch records on the bottom shelf. As for additional information on the Wood Manufacturing Company, I recall seeing ads for its products in The Talking Machine World in the issues from the late 'te
  19. phonogfp

    What kind of Victrola do I have please?

    Your machine is not a Victrola at all (Victrolas have internal horns hidden in the cabinet), but a Victor VI (Roman numeral for 6). The Victor VI was the most expensive of the Victor external-horn machines (excepting the Auxetophone, which is an entirely different animal). "Rare" is a subjective term, but among collectors, the Victor VI is not rare. There is usually one or more at every major phonograph show - - sometimes a half-dozen. That said, the VI was the top-of-the-line Victor and many collectors feel they must have one, so there is usually a demand. Your Victrola VI i
  20. I got this Wood Manufacturing Company cabinet and matching Victor VV-IX phonograph at a local antique shop years ago. I then discovered it was listed in Antique Phonograph Accessories & Contraptions by Timothy Fabrizio and George Paul on pages 216-217. I was not able to find any more information about it after that, so when I joined the APS this summer, I e-mailed George about my cabinet. He added that he had shot the photo of the Wood cabinet in the book and had seen a few of these over the years. He also said that Wood had supplied record ejector mechanisms for Columbia. It a
  21. Hi everyone! I'm new here and this is the only place I feel comfortable asking some questions to those way more knowledgeable. The attached photos are a family heirloom that got passed on to me from my folks many years ago. It took me a long time searching the net to even find a photo that matched mine. 'Supposedly' this is a extremely rare version of the Victrola. That being said, I'd like those of you who know to please chime in. It does have a dent in the outside elbow at the end of the horn. It's been there forever, long before I received it. As I said earlier I've had it for many years
  22. Tinfoilphono

    The Mad Ravings of John McCullough by Harry Spencer

    I've obviously heard about this before, but this is the first time I've heard it. Strange indeed..... Thanks for posting it.
  23. I wonder if Harry's (and Len's) mother ever envisioned her baby boy ever performing something like this? Certainly not on the medium of the Phonograph - which was invented almost three years after Harry's birth! George P.
  24. Perfect timing, Rod, though all of us have probably identified with this at some time during the last year. It's interesting that people viewed this as entertainment in the 1890s. Maybe it was in the same category as freak shows and circuses with midget acts. What's also interested me is that the few cylinders of this record I've come across are always worn out to the point that they are unintelligible. People must have played them so much that they memorized his ravings. John
  25. Analogous


    Hi George, Child's Ohio stint has nothing to do with my question. According to the Phonoscope, it was brief. But he was there long enough to announce at least one Ohio cylinder I found. The Columbia connection is what strikes me as odd. Conflating the two seems odd in a court affidavit. Then two there is the question of when Columbia bought the catalog. 1897 is the year given commonly but I have a USPNJ catalog with songs that have 1899 copyrights. As I often say, "everything we know is wrong." John
  26. As we enter U.S. tax season, I stumbled across this recording I made of a cylinder in my collection long ago. As I’m trying to understand my personal requirements for tax filing, I think I’m about to go mad. 8244, The Mad Ravings of John McCullough by Harry Spencer Allen Koensigsberg published an informative and comprehensive article on same in the December 2016 issue of The Antique Phonograph. The Ravines of John McCullough ...and An Unsolved Mystery By Allen Koenigsberg A brief excerpt follows: “McCullough's fame was once
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