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 Post subject: Question about Silvertone tabletop phonograph
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:05 pm 
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I recently purchased this Silvertone off Craigslist for $100. Other than needing a rebuild of the reproducer it seems to be in excellent condition. From previous posts I have read I believe this is a Model VI made about 1920.

On the back of the cabinet there is a small metal plate with the letters T.D.C. Anyone have an idea what those letters stand for? Is it the company that sold it?

Thanks, Dean


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 Post subject: Re: Question about Silvertone tabletop phonograph
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:41 pm 
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Silvertone was the house brand of Sears, Roebuck & Company, I don't think they would have been sold anywhere else. No idea what T.D.C stands for.

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 Post subject: Re: Question about Silvertone tabletop phonograph
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It would be the cabinet maker. Many have plates marked P.F.C. for Pooley Furniture Company.


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 Post subject: Re: Question about Silvertone tabletop phonograph
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Thanks for the information. I would love to know what cabinet maker built it. It is exquisite.


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 Post subject: Re: Question about Silvertone tabletop phonograph
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toydk wrote:
Thanks for the information. I would love to know what cabinet maker built it. It is exquisite.


Going out on a limb, T.D.C. might be "....... Desk Company"

I'm pretty certain Sears used many cabinet shops to get the lowest prices.


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 Post subject: Re: Question about Silvertone tabletop phonograph
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There was a "Toledo Desk & Fixture Company" dating from the time...

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 Post subject: Re: Question about Silvertone tabletop phonograph
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It could also be a prior owner's initials. That tag looks not unlike the sorts that my grandfather (who was a machinist) used to put on just about everything that wasn't nailed down to mark it with his initials.


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 Post subject: Re: Question about Silvertone tabletop phonograph
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I found a picture in an earlier post that shows a different plate.

Thanks for all the input on this.


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