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 Post subject: FARWELL, OZMUN KIRK & CO. St. Paul, Minn.
PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:50 pm 
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I found this phonograph at an upcoming auction. The cabinet is beautiful. The horn is not wood but appears to be cardboard. The reproducer looks fairly good and the motor runs well. The speed control is on a dial from 71 to 80. Unfortunately, it has a Columbia turntable that does not fit the spindle. Anyone seen one like this before?


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 Post subject: Re: FARWELL, OZMUN KIRK & CO. St. Paul, Minn.
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:31 am 
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Can't say I've ever seen that model before, but it looks like a Heineman style tone arm from behind. Farwell, Ozmun Kirk and Co. was a hardware wholesaler who branched out into the general merchandise trade in the early 20th Century. They were publishing large catalogs in the 1910s and 1920s. No telling who may have built the phonograph for them.

The grain of that quarter sawn oak cabinet is beautiful. Although there's not a lot of styling detail, the grain really pops and makes up for it. I'd date it roughly 1918-1922.


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 Post subject: Re: FARWELL, OZMUN KIRK & CO. St. Paul, Minn.
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:00 pm 
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Honk, honk.
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It's a general off-brand with phono-supplier pats, I like the cabinet.

The tonearm has been messed up with that Philip heads screw, the pot metal also looks chipped in a few places.


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