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 Post subject: Re: How many machines are in your living room?
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 10:34 pm 
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Not many in the upstairs living room......only one phono!

Mahogany, banner front, Model "A" Edison Home....Iridescent red w/white roses horn.

Also: Euphonia 14"disc, fancy mahogany music box

Gulbranson 1920's mahogany, Baby Grand Piano ( Gotta Keep Mama happy!) She loves playing piano, but likes the other's, too!

Iowa Dale


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 Post subject: Re: How many machines are in your living room?
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 11:02 pm 
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It is a fairly large, 14 x 20, and formal room. I was very careful to stage each machine so that each one has its own space.

Columbia BD with nickel horn on antique marble-topped table
Columbia Eagle B on mahogany music stand next to the grand piano
Columbia AJ (second style) on sofa table
Victor O on small table with vintage family pictures
Victrola VV-XVII in corner with framed Victor ads on walls above



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 Post subject: Re: How many machines are in your living room?
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 8:24 pm 
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Viva-voce wrote:
In my living room:

Victor IV with speartip horn.

In other rooms: none lol

Steven

I forgot to include a photo or two


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 Post subject: Re: How many machines are in your living room?
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 8:55 pm 
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I didn’t know you could restore that!
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Location: Woodstock, Ontario, Canada
16 Nicole Frères cylinder musical boxes, Style 150 oak Reginaphone short bed plate on matching base, deluxe ornate walnut 13 ⅝" Monopol disc box, Symphonion disc box, Edison Home with "suitcase" decal on case with repeater & Chicago horn crane with Tea Tray Co. brass belled horn, Capital Cuff style "A" in oak, and a 1922 Mason & Risch with a Recordo player.
God Bless Jennie and her tolerance :)
Darren's Cardinal Rules Being A Tool & Die Machinist & Millwright:

1. People who think you cannot turn fecal matter into gold have not worked the day shift with me.
2. Everything is simple & easy to do, provided someone else is doing it.
3. I just make metal smaller, and holes bigger :)


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 Post subject: Re: How many machines are in your living room?
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 2:22 am 
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Keep'em well oiled
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Location: Madrid, Spain
In the living room, where we usually are, there is an HMV 127 tabletop sitting on a colonial style table placed in a corner, and some records are in the shelves just beside the table. These are at the front of the room, just beside the big windows. At the opposite side corner of the room, beside the entrance door, there stands an upright beauty: an Aeolian Vocalion, unknown period model. This has the graduola, and a revolver type soundbox that plays laterals and Pathé records too.
There's another big room that we use as a second parlor, play room and office. There we have the Queen: an upright HMV 194. This is the one I play the most, and the one with which I usually do my experiments: improved soundboxes, a self-made counterweight, etc. This stands in the middle of a large wall, but I mounted her on casters, so I can move her to the center of the room for best acoustics.
Beside her, there's a low long console table full of record albums on the lower shelf. On top there are several things, plus an HMV Junior small internal horn tabletop from the early teens. The wall in front of that has a convenient IKEA expedit shelf holding 3,000 or so 78s... in current use.
In the corner, beside the entrance door there is a modern music outfit: turntable, amp and two big speakers standing on a table. Under that table there is a frankenphone which stores inside a Victor no. 34 motor that I use for spare parts. At the opposite side of the room, in a corner below the windows, I store six portables: a brown crocodile old HMV 101 and a classic one 101-G in black, another 102, a Columbia 113a, a Swiss Thorens Diana portable (under overhauling work) and a Brunswick Parisian portable record destroyer.
My twelfth crank gramophone is another Swiss Thorens portable of the reflex horn-in-the-lid type which is stored in the basement. I never play this one for it destroys 78s and had a very unpleasant shrill tone. It stays on a metallic shelf that also keeps another 1,500 or so 78s, the surplus ones, in boxes.
There's also a Webcor Holiday electric fonograf in the cellar of the summer house, in the countryside. I keep there also 300 or so surplus and extra copies 78s, so I can also play music in the quiet nights at the country. It sounds warm and plays quite well.

Inigo
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 Post subject: Re: How many machines are in your living room?
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 12:24 pm 
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to own an electrola is a blessing
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Victor 9-16
Victor 10-70
Victor 9-54
Victor 9-55
Sparton ensemble model 99
Victor Re-75


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 Post subject: Re: How many machines are in your living room?
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 3:42 pm 
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Victor III
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Location: New Hampshire
My Living room is very similar!

VE 9-18
VE 9-54
VE 10-70
Victor II
VE-501 Gothic
VE 9-55
Zonophone
Victor VI
Victor VV-XVI


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 Post subject: Re: How many machines are in your living room?
PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 1:20 am 
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Location: Mid - Michigan
According to my wife, none after this weekend. As of now there a mahogany Amberola 1a, a mahogany VTLA of early 1907 vintage and a dark oak, fumed I think, VV-X of early 1917 vintage. These machines and more from another room are all being moved to our newly-finished basement collections room, a several year project. Finally I will be able to see what I own and enjoy it. Do some repair and restoration work, too.

Jim


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 Post subject: Re: How many machines are in your living room?
PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 7:53 am 
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Way too many in the living room according to my patient, tolerant and precious wife. She, of course, is right. And way too many in one room to enjoy as they could and should be:

Edison Triumph D-2 with 11-panel cygnet horn and 6-drawer H/S cylinder cabinet (full)
Victor VI with mahogany spear point horn
Early model VV-XIV with gold plated hardware
Edison Home E with cygnet horn
Oak Amberola 50
Victor III with H/S red decorated horn
Edison Home Model C
Columbia AO
Oak Table Model VV-XI with cabinet
Victor MS with large brass bell horn
Victor Junior
(2) Victor R's
Edison Fireside B with cygnet horn
Edison Fireside A with red Fireside horn
(2) Edison Operas with mahogany cylinder cabinets
VV-XX VTLA
Early drawer model Edison Concert
Berliner
Edison Gem Model C with black Gem MG horn
Zonophone Concert

I think we need to get an even larger home (or get me into rehab). ;)

Doug


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 Post subject: Re: How many machines are in your living room?
PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 9:04 am 
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Victor III
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Location: New Hampshire’s West Coast
I agreed not to expand into the living room, so in the living room there is:

Columbia BE with red, flowered H&S horn
Columbia AT, first style with original 14” horn
Edison Standard Model C Language Machine with original 14” horn
Victrola VV-XVII in Mahogany

Caruso’s Victrola, (can only be seen by the pure of heart, I have not seen it) Just seeing if you are paying attention


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