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 Post subject: Featured Phonograph № 12
PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 3:13 pm 
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Make: International Wizard Phonograph Company
Model: Wizard
Serial # 1142
Year(s) Made: 1911 to ?
Original Cost: Don't Know
Case/Cabinet Size: Case is 17' wide, 7" hi in case, 12" hi out of case, 8" deep
Turntable/Mandrel: Mandrel is removable
Reproducer/Sound-Box: 2 min
Motor: Clock works type
Horn Dimensions: 18' wide and red in color
Reproduction Parts: None
Current Value: $4,000 ?
Interesting Facts: Must remove mandrel to put cylinder on to play. The top works and mandrel are put into case to move. Don't know if there was ever a 4 min reproducer made for this machine?


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 12
PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 3:56 pm 
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Very nice, interesting machine Phonocookie. Thanks for posting. This is another one of those companies like US, Lakeside that was not around long and at least I do not know much about them. I understood this machine came out in 1911??? Seems strange that a new two minute machine would come out when four minute records were already available. Were there also wizard records? There is also an oak Wizard phono with a black horn. Otherwise it looks exactly the same. Was that also 2 minute, 2/4 minute or possibly just four minute? Hopefully someone can comment on some of these mysteries...


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 12
PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 4:34 pm 
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Certainly an interesting and rare machine. The idea of removing the mandrel to fit a cylinder must have spelt disaster for the company from the start.
I had never heard of the company until a few weeks ago when JohnM indentified a machine in an advert I recently bought.
I wonder if the fellow who drew the picture put the horn connector on upside down :)
You'll have to click on the picture below to see the readable version.


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 12
PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:24 am 
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Shane,

Thanks for sharing the advertising page; I’ve transcribed the text of it via OCR software, and added the cutout below to the stock avatar gallery.

phonocookie: As I’d never seen a Wizard Phonograph before, I’m glad that you chose to feature this machine. Would you be willing to take a head-on shot of the decal? I’d like to try to cut it out at some point, if you don’t mind.

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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 12
PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:48 am 
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A new machine to me, looks nice! Thank you for sharing!


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 12
PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:17 pm 
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Very Nice Wizard Phonograph!! I have always thought they were interesting. How well do they play? Would you be able to make a youtube video for us? Again very nice!! :D

Aaron


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 12
PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:26 pm 
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Aaron wrote:
Very Nice Wizard Phonograph!! I have always thought they were interesting. How well do they play? Would you be able to make a youtube video for us? Again very nice!! :D

Aaron
I wood but I don't have any idea how to do it. Sorry.


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 12
PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:33 pm 
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MordEth wrote:
Shane,

Thanks for sharing the advertising page; I’ve transcribed the text of it via OCR software, and added the cutout below to the stock avatar gallery.

phonocookie: As I’d never seen a Wizard Phonograph before, I’m glad that you chose to feature this machine. Would you be willing to take a head-on shot of the decal? I’d like to try to cut it out at some point, if you don’t mind.

Shane I will take a picture of the decal when the ski clears and I can take one out side for better light.


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 12
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 2:51 am 
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phonocookie wrote:
Aaron wrote:
Very Nice Wizard Phonograph!! I have always thought they were interesting. How well do they play? Would you be able to make a youtube video for us? Again very nice!! :D

Aaron
I wood but I don't have any idea how to do it. Sorry.


I'll see Phonocookie and his Wizard in June when I go back for the Union show. I also do not know how to post a video to Youtube but will try to film his Wizard in action and then try to upload it when I get back to Europe. So.... if you are willing to wait, hopefully you'll see it mid June. Cheers, bruce


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 12
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:23 am 
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Valecnik wrote:
I also do not know how to post a video to Youtube but will try to film his Wizard in action and then try to upload it when I get back to Europe.

Bruce,

As long as you don’t want to do any editing to it, you should be able to upload the video straight off the camera, unless your camera records an obscure proprietary format. YouTube recommends DivX/Xvid .avi files (with MP3 audio) or QuickTime .mov files, although I have uploaded .mp4 and .mkv files, as well.

If that’s gibberish to you, just try uploading whatever you pull off the camera; most likely it’ll work. If you want to edit the video or have any questions, please feel free to use the Board Tech YouTube video thread.

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