The Talking Machine Forum — For All Antique Phonographs & Recordings

It is currently Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:27 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Featured Phonograph № 147 - Puritan "Vanity Fair
PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:03 pm 
Offline
Victor Jr
Victrola Guy
Joined: Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:12 pm
Posts: 2
Attachment:
IMG_5252.JPG
IMG_5252.JPG [ 2.08 MiB | Viewed 307 times ]

Make: Puritan
Model: Vanity Fair
Serial #: 5519
Year(s) Made: 1917-1919
Original Cost: $300
Case/Cabinet Size: 48 ½" Tall 24" Wide 24" deep
Turntable/Mandrel: 12"
Reproducer/Sound-Box: Puritan
Motor: 3 spring
Current Value: One of a kind
Interesting Facts: I picked this up from a picker in Effington, Illinois who found it at a local estate sale. I was lucky as the seller told me he thought he had it sold but the buyer never showed up.
I have seen these fancy cased Puritans before but none with the ornate carving and clawed feet.
After replacing a broken spring and a good cleaning the motor runs smoothly and the sound is amazing.


Attachments:
IMG_5263.JPG
IMG_5263.JPG [ 1.75 MiB | Viewed 307 times ]
IMG_5261.JPG
IMG_5261.JPG [ 1.73 MiB | Viewed 307 times ]
IMG_5254.JPG
IMG_5254.JPG [ 2.09 MiB | Viewed 307 times ]
IMG_5269.JPG
IMG_5269.JPG [ 2.02 MiB | Viewed 307 times ]
IMG_5268.JPG
IMG_5268.JPG [ 1.64 MiB | Viewed 307 times ]
IMG_5260.JPG
IMG_5260.JPG [ 1.64 MiB | Viewed 307 times ]
IMG_5253.JPG
IMG_5253.JPG [ 2.12 MiB | Viewed 307 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 147 - Puritan "Vanity Fair
PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:01 pm 
Offline
Victor IV
User avatar
Those who were seen dancing were thought insane by those who could not hear the music. Nietzsche
Joined: Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:55 am
Posts: 1422
Location: Tucson, AZ
That's a good looking and clean machine.
Welcome to the forum. :clover:

James.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 147 - Puritan "Vanity Fair
PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:11 pm 
Offline
Victor III
User avatar
Say to yourself I am so happy hurray!
Joined: Tue May 12, 2015 12:50 pm
Posts: 667
Location: Brookfield, Illinois
One of the finest examples from the Puritan company that I have seen. Thanks for adding it to the featured phonograph section of the forum.
"You can't take the phonographs nor the money with you, but the contentment the phonographs bring may well make your life better, and happier lives make the world a better place."


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph № 147 - Puritan "Vanity Fair
PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:15 pm 
Offline
Victor II
Joined: Wed Nov 12, 2014 6:50 pm
Posts: 203
Ha ha never thought 'feet' would turn me on but this is wonderful looking. Lucky you. I saw one once but don't remember it looking so 'fancy' and had all wrong parts on it too so I passed it by. Funny though I still think about it. ha ha


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 9 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Americanized by Maël Soucaze.