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 Post subject: Featured Phonograph No. 127- Lauzon
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:43 am 
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Victor I
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Location: St. Louis, Mo
Make: Lauzon (Michigan Phonograph Co.)
Model: Japanese Lacquer-Style H, Style 400
Serial No.: 401
Years Made:Late teens to Early 20's
Original Cost: Unknown to me
Cabinet Size: 22"x22"x46"high
Turntable: 12"
Reproducer: Fletcher (Fletcher-Wickes Co., Chicago)
Motor: Krasco 3 spring(Krasberg Eng.&Mfg. Corp., Chicago)
Horn Dimensions: Wooden, 18"x12" at grille
Repro Parts: None
Current Value: ?
Interesting Facts: This phonograph was the subject of a recent post and I was requested by several members at that time to post it as a Featured Phono when I finished the restoration work on it. The grille had some damage and was missing some of the finished section on the front. I repaired the grille and stained and painted it to match the original section of the grille. I rewired the light under the lid which is activated by lifting the lid. The lid hinge was broken and has been replaced by an exact hinge off of another upright phonograph. The original finished was cleaned and had some very minor touch-up in several places. The Fletcher reproducer and tone arm is found on several different generic phonographs. It has an adjustable round weight in the back of the tone arm for either Victor/Columbia, Pathé, or Edison records. From what I have seen in period advertising, this is one of 9 Art Model phonograph that the Lauzon Furniture Company made under the Michigan Phonograph Co. name. The Krasco motor is also found in other "generic" phonographs from this time period. All of the images on the phonograph were painted on under the finish coat, there is no inlay of any kind.
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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph No. 127- Lauzon
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:47 am 
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Victor I
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More pictures. Click on the picture of the turntable and it will rotate correctly.
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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph No. 127- Lauzon
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:07 am 
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Victor V
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That sure is a beauty! Congratulations, I'm glad it has found a good home.

Sean


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph No. 127- Lauzon
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:54 am 
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Victor V
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Wonderful machine, Bill !

Any "before" pics ?


Frank
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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph No. 127- Lauzon
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:22 am 
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Exquisite machine! Jerry B.


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph No. 127- Lauzon
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:49 am 
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Well, that's just a heart-stopper. What a gorgeous machine! :)

Next time someone dismisses an off-brand, just direct them to this thread!

Beautiful job, Bill - - Congratulations. :)

George P.


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph No. 127- Lauzon
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:58 am 
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Let me pile onto the already positive responses: Wonderful, Bill!

I agree with George, anyone that dismisses the "lesser" manufacturers should take a lesson from this beautiful example of artistic license.

Just, wow. :o

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Fran
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"Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while" - the unappreciative supervisor.


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph No. 127- Lauzon
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:02 am 
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Victor IV
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Yes, beautiful machine! Even the back is decorated! Your pictures will go on my screen saver! Thanks for posting!
Bob
"Comparison is the thief of joy" Theodore Roosevelt


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph No. 127- Lauzon
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 1:41 pm 
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Wow, what a beauty! Another example of a gorgeous "off-brand" machine. Congratulations!

Andreas


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph No. 127- Lauzon
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 1:47 pm 
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I'm sure you are rightly proud of this beautiful machine. Thanks for sharing it with us.
regards, Dave


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