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 Post subject: Mystery Machine, Wow
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:57 pm 
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Does anyone know what this is? Is it a Frankenphone? I like it.


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Machine, Wow
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:14 pm 
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Has a lot of similarity of a Columbia Period Grafonola model Adam (P-3), 1917-1921).


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Machine, Wow
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:39 pm 
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Victrola-Monkey wrote:
Has a lot of similarity of a Columbia Period Grafonola model Adam (P-3), 1917-1921).


It looks a lot like it, but the tone-arm doesn't look like anything from Columbia and the left side has a lid rather than a door. I am thinking that it is probably an off-brand.


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Machine, Wow
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:51 pm 
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A high end off brand.


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Machine, Wow
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:11 pm 
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I think your best best would be to contact the seller -- https://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/gms/d ... 47304.html -- and see if he still has it, and ask him to check to see if there's a Mfg. or brand name under the lid or near the turntable.

The tonearm is unique. I've seen similar ones, but nothing identical.

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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Machine, Wow
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:48 pm 
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I don’t want to bother them. I don’t have the room anyway. I just thought that it was interesting and different. I didn’t want to post it in the ebay/Craigslist section without knowing what it is.


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Machine, Wow
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:16 pm 
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Honk, honk.
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The tonearm/reproducer looks like it was made by the parts supplier Krasco. (Paramount and a few other off-brands used them.)
So I think it's a real off brand, but that's one fancy cabinet for one.


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 Post subject: Re: Mystery Machine, Wow
PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2019 7:19 am 
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Internal crank. If anyone is in to unusual machines, this might be something of interest. I got curious and asked for some information. They did not find a name on the machine. It is $275.00 and it is still available at this time, (the tag sale is on Saturday, May 4th). If someone on here gets it, please share your findings.

Thanks


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