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Featured Phonograph #130 Cremonaphone
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Author:  briankeith [ Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:43 am ]
Post subject:  Featured Phonograph #130 Cremonaphone

Cremonaphone
Amherst Pianos, LTD, Amherst, N.S.
The Amherst Piano Factory operated from 1913 to 1928
Year - 1917
Model B
Unusual features - Roll up Tambour door covering internal wood horn - decal on top instead of on the side
Finish - dark brown - not sure what kind of wood (?)
Cabinet size 18 X 21 X10 no lid (quite heavy)
Motor - Pillar & Plate style single spring Otto Heineman
Turntable - 12"
Reproducer marked Cremonaphone Amherst, N.S.
Tonearm - Universal (?)
Reproduction parts - turntable felt
Value - Off brand probably not very much

Machine plays well, good sound but not very loud

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Author:  Mr Grumpy [ Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:26 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Featured Phonograph #129 Cremonaphone

Great little machine, love the volume control on it, very unique.
Thanks for sharing. It looks to be in great condition as well!

Author:  Steve Levi [ Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Featured Phonograph #129 Cremonaphone

What an interesting table top. Very clean and pleasing to the eye. I like that the decal is still present and who could not appreciate the tambour door. Unique machine, thanks for posting. Steve

Author:  Torjazzer [ Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:45 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Featured Phonograph #130 Cremonaphone

Here is some more information for you. A link from the webpage of the wonderful Canadian Antique Phonograph Society ;

http://keithwright.ca/CAPP/Cremonaphone ... phone.html

Author:  briankeith [ Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:54 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Featured Phonograph #130 Cremonaphone

Yes I saw that - thanks it's a pretty big unusual machine. I love the off-brands, mainly because there really is no data base or company records telling how many were actually manufactured when the big guys patents all ran out :?

Author:  alang [ Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Featured Phonograph #130 Cremonaphone

Really interesting little machine. I love the roll up horn door. The tonearm looks like it would also take a Pathé vertical sound box?

Thanks for sharing.
Andreas

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