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 Post subject: A Very Unusual Console, Cheap -- CL, Lexington MA
PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:52 am 
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Here's one you don't see every day -- an off-brand console with an electric motor and a swing-out turntable that seems to disconnect the tone arm from the horn when open and reconnect it with a felt gasket when closed. Horn looks like it may be spruce? Really odd, and quite attractive. Certainly cheap enough at forty-five bucks to make it worth the effort to restore. (Not mine.)

https://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/atq/d ... 77919.html


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 Post subject: Re: A Very Unusual Console, Cheap -- CL, Lexington MA
PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:14 am 
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If you have the space, that is certainly an interesting machine AND the price is right... It is one of the most attractive console machines I have seen.
"The phonograph† is not of any commercial value."
Thomas Alva Edison - Comment to his assistant, Samuel Insull.

"No one needs a Victrola XX, a Perfected Graphophone Type G, or whatever you call those noisy things."
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 Post subject: Re: A Very Unusual Console, Cheap -- CL, Lexington MA
PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:29 am 
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That's nearly identical to one I had given to me by a friend several years ago. I could not discover the manufacturer's identity. http://forum.talkingmachine.info/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=16305 The cabinet on mine was too damaged for me to take on, so I ended up giving it away to a local flea market guy.

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 Post subject: Re: A Very Unusual Console, Cheap -- CL, Lexington MA
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It does kinda look like a Fletcher tonearm.


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 Post subject: Re: A Very Unusual Console, Cheap -- CL, Lexington MA
PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:34 pm 
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A Colonial Revival piece in the manner of a William & Mary lowboy. For those interested, just Google images for William and Mary lowboy and you shall see the originals this was based on.


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 Post subject: Re: A Very Unusual Console, Cheap -- CL, Lexington MA
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Interesting. Not very well designed, but interesting.

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