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Sparks-Worthington Co., Sparton Sparks Ensemble Model 101 Radio~Automatic Phonograph (1929)


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I recently acquired a Sparton Sparks Ensemble Model 101 Radio~Automatic Phonograph. This was manufactured by the Sparks-Worthington Co. Jackson, MI. There was an earlier 1928 model 99 that had a different changer. These Sparton ensembles are on the rare side to find in the area of all electric phonograph collecting .

 

 

 

Carlton Smith

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Indianapolis, IN  

 

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The quality of the workmanship and the beauty of the cabinet are outstanding.  The sound is superior and one day I would like to own a radio-phonograph, but repairing / maintaining them is intimating to me.  Should you ever decide to add an on line course to your YouTube page, I would be very interested in trying to learn.  

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Neat find inside the Sparks Ensemble cabinet. Seems these cabinets were built in Salem , IN by the Stout-Smith Trust Manufacturers of High Grade Cabinets. It should be noted that this same company built cabinets for a number of Radio companies including early RCA.

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