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 Post subject: Platt Music portable phono - info?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:02 am 
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Victor I
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Found on Craigslist. Platt Music portable phonograph. Can't find any additional info on this, model, year ??

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 Post subject: Re: Platt Music portable phono - info?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:38 am 
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Victor II
I've got both kinds of music--classical & rag-time.
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Nice machine. The mica diaphragm makes me think 1920s during the "Portable craze." Neat historic reference and a fun-looking machine. Did you get it?


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 Post subject: Re: Platt Music portable phono - info?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:43 am 
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Victor V
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It is possible that the Platt Music Co was the retailer, not the manufacturer.


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 Post subject: Re: Platt Music portable phono - info?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:36 am 
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epigramophone wrote:
It is possible that the Platt Music Co was the retailer, not the manufacturer.


You could well be right, but this link doesn't make it clear whether or not Platt actually made the machines.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platt_Music


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 Post subject: Re: Platt Music portable phono - info?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:07 pm 
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Didn't buy it yet. Going over to take a look at it.
No original crank, just a piece of metal.
Asking $100. Worth that, or I'll make an offer.
Said it's in working condition.

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 Post subject: Re: Platt Music portable phono - info?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:58 pm 
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I think it is a little high for an off-brand portable. It's a project machine. Check the parts to see if there is pot metal. If you can talk them down, I would try. The crank might be hard to get.
Harvey Kravitz


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 Post subject: Re: Platt Music portable phono - info?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:05 pm 
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Victor VI
I have good days...this might not be one of them
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Phonofreak wrote:
I think it is a little high for an off-brand portable. It's a project machine. Check the parts to see if there is pot metal. If you can talk them down, I would try. The crank might be hard to get.
Harvey Kravitz


Generic portable, probably made with imported parts in an American case. I've dealt with similar ones & the arm is stamped metal, usually steel. The soundbox might be pot metal but if is isn't cracked it is rebuildable- that sort everyrhing comes out the front side & the tubing holds in the mica, if it is cracked the arm usually has a standard bayonet slot so many will fit it. If the bent rod crank is properly threaded you might be able to get a knob onto it, the original would have also been a bent rod. I agree though, $100 is a bit stiff for something with that rough a case.


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