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 Post subject: Re: My New Claxtonola - With a 'What Is It?'
PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 10:32 pm 
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Looking good! :)

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 Post subject: Re: My New Claxtonola - With a 'What Is It?'
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Gosh, it's great to be obsessive! :D

I found myself thinking about the "Golden Throated" vs. "New Day" monikers, and wondering... Yep, it's great fun to be obsessive...!

Well, according to R.J. Wakeman's article on Off Brand Talking Machines (http://www.antiquephono.org/brand-talki ... j-wakeman/), the first known Claxtonola advertisement in the Talking Machine World appeared in January 1919. This seemed to be a good place to start.

Five minutes later, I found the advertisement in question:
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I'm happy to finally know that "New Day" was indeed the earlier slogan. How long was this slogan used before being replaced by "Golden Throated?" Beats me - - I'll let someone else research that! :)

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 Post subject: Re: My New Claxtonola - With a 'What Is It?'
PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:27 am 
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Very cool! That is exactly the model that I have. It is deceptively large, about the same size as a 1915 Victor VV-XVI.

All of the literature I've seen before this says Brenard started making Claxtonola phonographs in 1921, but this add from 1919 would push that back a couple years. Again, very cool!

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 Post subject: Re: My New Claxtonola - With a 'What Is It?'
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CDBPDX wrote:
Very cool! That is exactly the model that I have. It is deceptively large, about the same size as a 1915 Victor VV-XVI.

All of the literature I've seen before this says Brenard started making Claxtonola phonographs in 1921, but this add from 1919 would push that back a couple years. Again, very cool!

Thanks! Cliff


I was thinking either the illustrated Claxtonola has a small crank and knobs, or it's a big machine. :)

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 Post subject: Re: My New Claxtonola - With a 'What Is It?'
PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:25 pm 
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So the January 1919 ad calls it the New Day Phonograph, and the April 1919 ad calls it Golden Throated. Looks like the NEW DAY didn't last very long.

By October, 1919, the new GOLDEN THROATED logo was in use, though it was still called The New Day Phonograph.

Cliff


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 Post subject: Re: My New Claxtonola - With a 'What Is It?'
PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 1:24 pm 
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CDBPDX wrote:
I also believe this automatic brake must be an after market item.


Cliff

Now I am thinking this automatic brake could have been factory installed since the ads claim the machine comes with an auto stop feature...


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 Post subject: Re: My New Claxtonola - With a 'What Is It?'
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phonogfp wrote:
Meanwhile, check the Claxtonola advertising in the Talking Machine World (http://archive.org/search.php?query=tal ... pe%3Atexts) to see if you can pinpoint a date.

George P.

Great resource! Thanks! Cliff
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 Post subject: Re: My New Claxtonola - With a 'What Is It?'
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Good work, Cliff! You're doing real research. :)

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 Post subject: Re: My New Claxtonola - With a 'What Is It?'
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As I've said in various other posts on other topics here, you can quite literally spend days going through the TNW archives. I have! It can prove especially useful in piecing together bits about the local record and machine business in your area. I've found fascinating stuff about the greater Albany NY area here which gave me a basis to begin local newspaper archive searches. It's fun!

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 Post subject: Re: My New Claxtonola - With a 'What Is It?'
PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:19 pm 
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More pictures of the Claxtonola Style A c.1919


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