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 Post subject: European Gramophone Stands - Cabinets
PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:10 am 
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Taken from an eBay offering, this is a great photo reference to share.

A rough translation is "Tables for gramophones".
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 Post subject: Re: European Gramophone Stands - Cabinets
PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:43 am 
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Thanks. Could you also post the link?


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 Post subject: Re: European Gramophone Stands - Cabinets
PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:07 am 
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Here is a European (Swiss) record cabinet that was made for Paillard machine's.
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 Post subject: Re: European Gramophone Stands - Cabinets
PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:12 pm 
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Valecnik wrote:
Thanks. Could you also post the link?

I think it has ended early, there is no bidder info...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Czech-Advertisi ... 3a83dcfb79

gramophone78 wrote:
Here is a European (Swiss) record cabinet that was made for Paillard machine's.

Nice lines. Does the hardware too reflect art nouveau design?

James.


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 Post subject: Re: European Gramophone Stands - Cabinets
PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:22 pm 
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Oh too bad. I would have liked to have grabbed that one. Anyway I have the images so thanks for posting. I could maybe find one here with a fern on top if I pay attention.


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 Post subject: Re: European Gramophone Stands - Cabinets
PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:37 pm 
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I saw this on ebay after it posted and I bought it. The price was cheap, $8.00 with free shipping. I sent out payment and should get it soon. It was too cool to resist. I really love European machines. I think they have a lot of class and personality. I live in near Seattle WA, and a lot of European machine come here from Canada.
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 Post subject: Re: European Gramophone Stands - Cabinets
PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:21 am 
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I love a high quality scan if you are able. I could actually find one of those stands in my neighborhood if I were really lucky!


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 Post subject: Re: European Gramophone Stands - Cabinets
PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:53 am 
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In his book "Collecting Phonographs and Gramophones" (ISBN 0 289 70883 4) Christopher Proudfoot, speaking of the G&T Senior Monarch, gives this wise advice which applies to other machines as well :

"The matching pedestal was an optional extra, and is worth looking out in secondhand furniture shops, where it's true purpose may be unrecognised.


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 Post subject: Re: European Gramophone Stands - Cabinets
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When I get this card, I will have one of the guys take pictures and post this to the forum. I am not that good with computers. In the back of the card is a picture of a large disk music box. The OTAPS meeting will be in October, and I will have pictures of both sides made.
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 Post subject: Re: European Gramophone Stands - Cabinets
PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:53 pm 
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Here are two nice additions to this thread...

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Ernest Pike (English tenor) standing beside a G&T Sheraton gramophone, c. 1907, photo from a record sleeve of one of the Zonophone grand opera series.

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http://soundofthehound.com/2012/03/08/h ... ne-part-3/

Here, the original base sits on a large ebonised pedestal with green moulded panels, suitably weighted to keep it upright. The wonderful ironwork arm is a reconstruction as virtually no original examples exist and holds a 48” horn.

Sadly, for all the effort that went into its construction, it failed to catch on. Introduced in 1903-4, The Gramophone Company’s London sales office had to report that it was ‘unable to dispose of’ the 22 in stock!

James.

Oh, look here too...
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