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 Post subject: Featured Phonograph 91: Vernis Martin Record Cabinet
PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:18 am 
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Victor III
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Since we haven't seemed to have a featured phonograph for some time, I thought that I would share with you some better pictures of a disc record cabinet that I found in Arkansas a while ago. It's just so unusual!

Maker: Unknown (likely the Cadillac Cabinet Company of Detroit or Douglas Phonograph Company)
Model: Unknown
Serial No. N/a
Years: circa 1906-1908
Original Cost: Unknown
Case/Cabinet Size: 15 ½" depth x 20 ¾" width x 39" height
Repro Parts: None
Current Mint Value: $Unknown
Interesting Facts: This record cabinet of an unknown make in the classic Vernis Martin finish is the only one of its kind that I have ever seen. Given the obvious shading on the top of the cabinet, it is clear that a phonograph of some kind once rested upon it.

There are no knobs on the doors. Instead, the cabinet is opened by a lever on the side that is connected to a series of rods that open the doors.

This piece is also available for purchase.

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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph 91: Vernis Martin Record Cabinet
PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 11:53 pm 
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Victor Monarch Special
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Location: Albany, Oregon
Great cabinet. I've never seen anything like it. What type of machine will you place on top? Jerry


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