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by Henry
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: eBay & Craigslist Alerts
Topic: Victrola Model SP-599, Serial # 501, Facebook Marketplace, PA
Replies: 12
Views: 335

Re: Victrola Model SP-599, Serial # 501, Facebook Marketplace, PA

OK, found it. I knew I had seen this model someplace. Check this out: http://www.victor-victrola.com/370.htm More info on the SP models: http://www.victor-victrola.com/SP.htm Maybe the one on offer is a prototype? Perhaps it belonged to someone with a connection to the VTMCo factory, given the proxi...
by Henry
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: eBay & Craigslist Alerts
Topic: Victrola Model SP-599, Serial # 501, Facebook Marketplace, PA
Replies: 12
Views: 335

Re: Victrola Model SP-599, Serial # 501, Facebook Marketplace, PA

What the heck IS it? Judging from what's left of it, what's so special about it, I wonder?
by Henry
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: TMF Tech Support
Topic: Refresh after "Mark Forums Read?"
Replies: 0
Views: 16

Refresh after "Mark Forums Read?"

On the old board when I clicked on "Mark Forums Read" the home page screen would reappear with the forum indicators returned to the unread state. Now on this new board, the indicators don't automatically vanish, I have to refresh the page before the indicators go to unread. Is there some w...
by Henry
Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: I’m gonna jazz my way right straight thru Paradise - Mary Stafford
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Re: I’m going to drive right straight through Paradise - Mary Stafford

The title on the sheet music is "I'm Gonn-na Jazz My Way (Right Straight Thru' Paradise)".
by Henry
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Music
Topic: The (very exclusive) 16 RPM Club.
Replies: 31
Views: 2275

Re: The (very exclusive) 16 RPM Club.

Back in the 1950s my family owned a Zenith AM/FM/phono console (sorry I don't have the model number at hand) with a four-speed turntable, 16-33-45-78 record changer ("with Cobramatic arm!"). We never owned any 16 rpm records, indeed I've never seen one, but the presence of the speed on a n...
by Henry
Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: Odd items found inside phonographs
Replies: 209
Views: 33554

Re: Odd items found inside phonographs

Beautiful machine, django! Does the stubborn lock now work with the key?
by Henry
Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: eBay & Craigslist Alerts
Topic: Mahogany VV-130 in WV
Replies: 11
Views: 760

Re: Mahogany VV-130 in WV

Listing has been pulled.
by Henry
Tue Feb 02, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Machines
Topic: Phonographs in Movies...
Replies: 111
Views: 19300

Re: Phonographs in Movies...

In Perry Mason Episode #188: The Case of the Bigamous Spouse, a VV-IX or XI (table-top model) appears in the funeral parlor scene, "playing" a recording of what sounds like a Bach chorale prelude (suitably quiet and soothing, although no ceremony is in progress). At one point, an actor rea...
by Henry
Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: Space Invaders
Replies: 7
Views: 428

Re: Space Invaders

My conjecture is that the center top and the top "drawer" (which is a dummy) are of a piece, hinged at the rear and lift up to reveal the turntable/arm compartment, with the horn housed behind the second and third "drawers," which open as louvers (hinged at their bottoms). The bo...