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Interesting but anonymous machine.

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This elaborate and well made cabinet houses fairly basic mechanical components, but the horn construction is interesting.
It could be the work of a gifted amateur or a commission for a furniture retailer.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-ANTI ... %7Ciid%3A1
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It's a very well made cabinet with dovetailed construction and it looks nice... a good machine for the right price.
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Brand new construction, right?

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It's a nice looking machine and located not far from me.

I'm always suspicious, though, when a vendor says they don't know if it is working or not as that usually means it isn't. If it were working the vendor would surely say so and to say that he hasn't had time to get it going seems a bit lame. There's a record already on the turntable, there's a box needles next to it, how long does it take to wind it up and lower the soundbox on the record?

There are already a couple of bids so someone's willing to take a punt on it.

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Skihawx wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:39 pm Brand new construction, right?
Although the condition looks good, perhaps like new in the pictures, I think that’s unlikely. It really wouldn’t be worth the time and effort to make something like this for the money it is worth and quarter sawn oak can now be expensive here in Britain. Unless done for a hobby I think a cabinet maker would want four figures.

The seller doesn’t show us the top and that might show its age.

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jamiegramo wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:13 am
Skihawx wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:39 pm Brand new construction, right?
The seller doesn’t show us the top and that might show its age.
The surface of the top is the most ignored photo ever, and a particular frustration of mine! It's the most abused surface and can be the ruin of an otherwise very nice cabinet. Wouldn't you like to strangle the guy who invented the flower pot? :x

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JerryVan wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:52 pm
jamiegramo wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:13 am
Skihawx wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:39 pm Brand new construction, right?
The seller doesn’t show us the top and that might show its age.
The surface of the top is the most ignored photo ever, and a particular frustration of mine! It's the most abused surface and can be the ruin of an otherwise very nice cabinet. Wouldn't you like to strangle the guy who invented the flower pot? :x
Ha ha! The flower pot, bottle of wine, vase, hot cup of coffee, the leaking cough medicine, that box with the metal feet...

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Certainly made by a very experienced woodworker.

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The picture of the dove tails inside look too clean and new.
The inside would have not likely been finished and should have oxidized.
I think it is a recent creation.

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