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A few of my favorite dusters.

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Valecnik

Easily uploaded from my phone btw.

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tomb

I have  few but never took pics of them.  I will try to round them up and post them.  Tom

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Auxetophone

Here are some of mine. I enjoy finding record dusters from local record shops (Detroit area). 

 

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Neilvanstem
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Wow nice dusters. I love the Lopez, HMV and Grinnell Bros. I have read Lopez Speaking his auto-biography and have a Grinnell Bros portable phonograph. I have some British dusters but do not think any HMV but so nice to see all of these. 

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Neilvanstem

Here is the shop this duster came from.

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Neilvanstem

I am still trying to figure out/understand how to change sizes of photos. I looked when I post the above photos but did not understand what I was looking at so will experiment here with the dusters. 

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melvind
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Here the only dusters I have left. I kept my favorites but a couple of years ago I did a blow out sale on dusters at the Union show. These are all favorites for various reasons. The bottom right duster is from my hometown and is from a music store I went to as a kid. But, my two favorites have to be the Enrico Caruso dusters.

 

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Auxetophone
27 minutes ago, Neilvanstem said:

I am still trying to figure out/understand how to change sizes of photos. I looked when I post the above photos but did not understand what I was looking at so will experiment here with the dusters. 

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Photos get auto-sized, there are no settings to deal with. 
 

By the way, your Gilbert duster is the same as my HMV dusters, just with different decals and velvet color. 

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Auxetophone
3 minutes ago, melvind said:

Here the only dusters I have left. I kept my favorites but a couple of years ago I did a blow out sale on dusters at the Union show. These are all favorites for various reasons. The bottom right duster is from my hometown and is from a music store I went to as a kid. Unfortunately it is no longer there. But, my two favorites have to be the Enrico Caruso dusters.

 

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Some very nice examples! I’m still looking for a Caruso duster. And I love the Macy’s one! The Orthophonic Santa is a must have for any collection. 

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Auxetophone

@Neilvanstem - here is what became of the store from the Lopez duster.
 

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melvind

I love the Lopez duster. Really great and I like his records a lot. Sad to see the store is such disarray, but it is still standing for now at least.

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melvind

Oh,  forgot these two. The Brunswick duster doubles as a needle tin as well. The top screws off.

 

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Neilvanstem

Seems at times I have a lot of favorites. Here is one because Bergman's was started in Peoria Illinois and is still around though owned by Bon Ton. I show the building it was in once because the duster might have come from there as it says fourth floor for Victrolas so who knows. Phone number M 7200. 

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melvind
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8 hours ago, melvind said:

The bottom right duster is from my hometown and is from a music store I went to as a kid. 

 

 

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410 E 2nd Street, had its own musical history, having housed a series of music stores since the 1930s, including Cook Music, Fulton Music, Raben’s Records, Roth Music Center, Columbia River Music, and it is still open as Gorge Community Music. It is still a music store and gathering place in a small town about 80 miles east of Portland on the Columbia River. The entrance looks much like it did in the 1960s when I was a kid there. It was called Roth Music Center during the time I frequented the store and rather than RCA products, they sold mostly Magnavox. They had a large selection of records, sheet music, pianos, and other instruments. When I was in the sixth grade I got a paper route and bought my first Magnavox stereo phonograph from this store. Two more music stores have taken over the space since my day. I think it is amazing the store continues to be a music store after all these decades.

 

 

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billfeiner

I have been collecting the dusters from almost the beginning of my phonograph  obsession. Here are some pictures of some of my dusters and a few that I am fond of. The 2 dusters that have a removable lid in the middle for needle storage are hard to find. I hope you enjoy looking at them.

 

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Auxetophone

Fantastic collection, Bill!

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Neilvanstem
On 6/13/2020 at 9:47 AM, melvind said:

I love the Lopez duster. Really great and I like his records a lot. Sad to see the store is such disarray, but it is still standing for now at least.

 Have you read the Lopez auto biography titled appropriately Lopez Speaking. I found it easy to read and interesting too. I also love his records on 78rpm and Edison records too. 

 

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Neilvanstem
Posted (edited)

I'll just show one. It is from the Bergner's

department store here in Illinois. Says Victrolas on the fourth floor so I show the department store in Peoria where it could have come from. It was not to expensive though I know others have paid less I really wanted this one and thought the price fair. 

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Valecnik

Wow Bill.  Amazing collection of dusters.  Thanks for sharing!

 

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RodPickett

Some GREAT! displays and record duster examples listed here in this thread.  Thanks for the postings..

 

Finding an example with your surname makes you wonder.

 

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PatheLogical
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Great dusters for you to have Rod --- but luckily for you, you don't have records with your surname on them like I do...

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