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travisgreyfox
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Record Cabinet

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Somebody is selling a record cabinet on Craigslist, but I am not sure how old it is. Does anybody know if this is from "our" era of collecting?
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A triumph of form over function. For a cabinet which only holds about 60/70 records it takes up a lot of floor space.

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It definitely takes up a bunch of space. Do you think it was homemade? The same sellers are selling this Granada with it, which looks like it kind of matches.
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What a unique and cumbersome cabinet design, with a "hinge down" door that keeps you away from the records you wish to select.

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One of dozens of record cabinets shown in our book series. This page is from Antique Phonograph Accessories & Contraptions by Fabrizio & Paul (click twice on the image to enlarge):

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I like it. Remember, at 75 cents each, 60 records would have been $45. In 1918 that $45 would be worth $884 in money today according to Inflation Rates Calculator at https://www.in2013dollars.com.

The purchasing power in 1918, though, would have been something else. With people making around $3000 a year, that $45 record stash was a significant bite out of that.

Sometimes looking at the prices makes things make sense--and as for taking up space in the house, in 1920 you could rent an apartment in NYC for $60 a month, so people tended to be better off as far as maybe actually finding some where to live.

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Thanks for the info George! Charles, you are correct, and I always think in those terms when I am buying records for 10 cents or a big lot of 100 records for $20. If the cabinet was really cheap I would buy it.

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Do you have a link for the posting?
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Ben the phono man wrote: Thu Feb 02, 2023 5:41 pm Do you have a link for the posting?
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Who are you asking?

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JerryVan wrote: Fri Feb 03, 2023 12:22 pm
Ben the phono man wrote: Thu Feb 02, 2023 5:41 pm Do you have a link for the posting?
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Who are you asking?
Anyone who has a link! :lol:
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