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 Post subject: Featured Phonograph #130 Cremonaphone
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:43 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph #129 Cremonaphone
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:26 pm 
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Great little machine, love the volume control on it, very unique.
Thanks for sharing. It looks to be in great condition as well!


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph #129 Cremonaphone
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:33 pm 
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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


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph #130 Cremonaphone
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:45 pm 
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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


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph #130 Cremonaphone
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:54 pm 
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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 :?


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 Post subject: Re: Featured Phonograph #130 Cremonaphone
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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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