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 Post subject: Featured Phonograph № 30
PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:43 pm 
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Make: Musicalphone
Model: ?
Serial #
Year(s) Made: 1906
Original Cost: ?
Case/Cabinet Size:
Turntable/Mandrel:
Reproducer/Sound-Box: Columbia Style
Motor: Columbia
Horn Dimensions: 21" Long
Reproduction Parts: None that I know off
Current Value: $1,200 to ?
Interesting Facts: Reproducer has Musicalphone The Englewood Co on it.

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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 30
PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 7:46 pm 
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Now that's what I like to see....Something I've never seen before :)
What a great machine, and it's in such nice condition too.
I wonder if they ever had trouble from Columbia for copying their product/designs, or is this another of Columbias client machines?
Does anyone know if this was the only model the company produced, or did they go on to bigger & better things?
Thanks for sharing this one Phonocookie!


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 30
PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:39 pm 
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Very nice phono. Phonocokie.


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 30
PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 11:32 pm 
GOLDEN CROWN MUSICALPHONE Label
http://recordlbls6.blogspot.com/2008/10/golden-crown.html

Here is another bit I found that puts it in context with Columbia
http://www.timbrooks.net/PDFs/colhist02.pdf
Interesting reading too.

From the above article section entitled Leased Masters.

... Columbia also continued to produce seven-inch and single-faced discs for Sears, long after Columbia itself had abandoned those formats. Additional custom-pressing contracts followed, including Peerless (1903) for the W.S. Simpson department store, Golden Crown Musicalphone (1905) and New Improved Silver Tongued (1906) for a Chicago mail order firm, Kalamazoo (1907) for the Duplex Phonograph Co. of that city, and Thomas (1907), D&R (1909), Manhattan (1909) and Cort (1910) for various stores. ...

James.


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 30
PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 2:24 am 
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Roaring20s wrote:
GOLDEN CROWN MUSICALPHONE Label
http://recordlbls6.blogspot.com/2008/10/golden-crown.html

Here is another bit I found that puts it in context with Columbia
http://www.timbrooks.net/PDFs/colhist02.pdf
Interesting reading too.

From the above article section entitled Leased Masters.

... Columbia also continued to produce seven-inch and single-faced discs for Sears, long after Columbia itself had abandoned those formats. Additional custom-pressing contracts followed, including Peerless (1903) for the W.S. Simpson department store, Golden Crown Musicalphone (1905) and New Improved Silver Tongued (1906) for a Chicago mail order firm, Kalamazoo (1907) for the Duplex Phonograph Co. of that city, and Thomas (1907), D&R (1909), Manhattan (1909) and Cort (1910) for various stores. ...

James.

Wow so they had their own record label too. Very interesting Phonocookie. Nice Phono and really good condition too.


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 30
PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:28 am 
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What a nice machine!
Stunning condition for something that old.

Thanks a lot for sharing!

btw, have you played any records on it, if so, how does it perform?
Searching for The Sound


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 30
PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:50 am 
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B.B.B wrote:
What a nice machine!
Stunning condition for something that old.

Thanks a lot for sharing!

btw, have you played any records on it, if so, how does it perform?

Hi. The machine runs quite well. The sound is good but a lot has to do with the record you play.


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 30
PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 5:04 pm 
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That really is a great machine and in such stunning condition too (the horn in particular). Does anyone know how much one of these would of cost when new? Also would this be considered a standard phonograph or one of the higher end models in its day (sorry if this is a stupid question)?
Thanks for sharing it.
Nik


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 30
PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 5:44 pm 
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Did this machine also have a morning glory horn option? I feel like I saw a front mount machine maybe a year ago on ebay with a morning glory horn..


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 30
PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 6:28 pm 
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Hi. There may be other machines out there with different horns. You just don't see that much information about them. They must not been a big seller or only sold for a very short time. I would like to see more pictures of that machine.


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