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 Post subject: One Of The Last Coin Phonographs
PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:37 pm 
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Prior to 1934 automatic phonographs, which accepted money in exchange for recorded music, were known as "coin phonographs". The term jukebox didn't really become a popular nick-name until some time after that.

Showcased here, is one of the last coin phonographs, this one offered in 1928. It is a Holcomb & Hoke "Electramuse Super Tone". This model was the top of the line for that year, as two other models were offered, the lowest cost one being an acoustically amplified model designated the "Concert" and the middle one "Concert Grand".

The back glass is animated, with moving clouds that also change color, and the background in the back glass has rippling water effects. The stack holds 10 records on special metal plates and the records play sequentially (no selecting). The turntable rises up to release and lower the next record into playing position. After the last disc has finished playing, the turntable pushes the entire stack up to the top of three pilons to begin the sequence all over again.

The restoration on this one was began in July of this year. Months later, it ready for display in our "Changer Museum". I hope you enjoy this show and tell.

Cheers, Russie and Lori


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 Post subject: Re: One Of The Last Coin Phonographs
PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:21 pm 
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Wow,,, just wow,,, beautiful restoration and something to be very proud of..

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 Post subject: Re: One Of The Last Coin Phonographs
PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:22 pm 
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Nice job Russie! You have a very nice piece


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 Post subject: Re: One Of The Last Coin Phonographs
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Wait a minute, there is a radio in all of my phonographs!
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That is so beautiful!
Thanks for sharing this wonderful machine!

btw, you know me from ARF (azenithnut)

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 Post subject: Re: One Of The Last Coin Phonographs
PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:52 pm 
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Beautiful restoration. Do you have the matching wallbox?


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 Post subject: Re: One Of The Last Coin Phonographs
PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:07 pm 
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Thank You Everyone!

Greetings Steve!

EJM, I have an Electramuse wallbox, but I'm not sure it is the right one. Pic below. It's 9 inches tall. Russie


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 Post subject: Re: One Of The Last Coin Phonographs
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music is time travel and strings moments in time together like nothing else I know -- Kathleen Lane
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I can't wait to see it in Person Russie. Stunning and unique.
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 Post subject: Re: One Of The Last Coin Phonographs
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A beautiful coin phonograph - - it looks like a early Disney fantasy. Thanks for the photos - -

George P.


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 Post subject: Re: One Of The Last Coin Phonographs
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Video please!


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 Post subject: Re: One Of The Last Coin Phonographs
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Utterly amazing! The operation reminds me of the non-selectable Ristaucrat I once owned, but that was such a homely little piece. There's obviously no comparison to this piece of art.


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