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 Post subject: Queen Anne "Lowboy" identification needed
PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:50 am 
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Hi everyone,

I'm looking for a little help in identifying a phonograph (sic).

I have a friend with this machine and he can't find any tag or data plate. The only identification he has found is on the electric motor; it has Victor patent info cast into it c.1915.

The soundbox and tonearm is foreign to me and doesn't remind me of Columbia, Sonora or Victrola.

Thank you in advance for any help,

Fran


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 Post subject: Re: Queen Anne "Lowboy" identification needed
PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 1:06 pm 
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Well, for starters, that looks like it might be a black painted Fletcher reproducer:

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The tonearm also looks familiar to me, but I'm not sure of the manufacturer.

Definitely not produced by Victor, Columbia, etc.

Joe


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 Post subject: Re: Queen Anne "Lowboy" identification needed
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Thanks, Joe. I know I've seen a picture of a tonearm like this somewhere before, but darned if I can find where. :roll:
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 Post subject: Re: Queen Anne "Lowboy" identification needed
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Could that be a Cheney tone arm?


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 Post subject: Re: Queen Anne "Lowboy" identification needed
PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:24 pm 
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I think the tone arm is also made by fletcher. download/file.php?id=24110&mode=view
-Tom


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 Post subject: Re: Queen Anne "Lowboy" identification needed
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I think Fletcher as well- most definitely not Cheney.

Looks to be a very well made machine with that curved swing out turntable compartment and the nicely fitted horn. How hoes the arm connect to the horn?


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 Post subject: Re: Queen Anne "Lowboy" identification needed
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I'm thinking Fletcher as well. Looks like they might have been, um, "inspired" by Columbia's cabinetry.


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 Post subject: Re: Queen Anne "Lowboy" identification needed
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estott wrote:
I think Fletcher as well- most definitely not Cheney.

Looks to be a very well made machine with that curved swing out turntable compartment and the nicely fitted horn. How hoes the arm connect to the horn?


I'm not sure, yet. The drawer has to be closed to play is all I know about it at this point. I should be able to examine it more carefully soon. My friend told me it's mine if I want it, but I'm just not sure if I should make room for it or not.

It's pretty neat and it would make a great surface to exhibit other instruments. ;)

Fran
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 Post subject: Re: Queen Anne "Lowboy" identification needed
PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:55 am 
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Tpapp54321 wrote:
I think the tone arm is also made by fletcher. download/file.php?id=24110&mode=view
-Tom


Thank you, Tom. That's the arm, without a doubt.

Fran
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