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 Post subject: Beautiful Cabinet (phonograph removed)
PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:40 pm 
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Victor III
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I saw this on Facebook Market place and I wondered who could have produced such a beautiful cabinet. It's tragic that the mechanism was removed, but possibly someone could replace it? https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/it ... 328132625/
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 Post subject: Re: Beautiful Cabinet (phonograph removed)
PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:16 pm 
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This definitely could be "re-purposed" from a bar into a great phonograph... :roll: There are enough generic motorboards & motors, tonearms, turntables and reproducers around to turn this into a stunning machine... even parts from a trashed Victrola would work, it would be a one of a kind custom Victrola... This was probably some no-name machine, but a beautiful cabinet. If I lived closer to St Louis, I would definitely salvage this... SOMEBODY NEEDS TO SAVE THIS!!!
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 Post subject: Re: Beautiful Cabinet (phonograph removed)
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Thanks for posting audiophile102 ,I just called about it after seeing your post and I am picking it up Saturday.


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 Post subject: Re: Beautiful Cabinet (phonograph removed)
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I'd swear I've seen that grill or something very much like it posted on here before...


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 Post subject: Re: Beautiful Cabinet (phonograph removed)
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tictalk wrote:
Thanks for posting audiophile102 ,I just called about it after seeing your post and I am picking it up Saturday.

Glad you're getting it... please post progress on refurbishing it.
"The phonograph† is not of any commercial value."
Thomas Alva Edison - Comment to his assistant, Samuel Insull.

"No one needs a Victrola XX, a Perfected Graphophone Type G, or whatever you call those noisy things."
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 Post subject: Re: Beautiful Cabinet (phonograph removed)
PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:18 pm 
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tictalk wrote:
Thanks for posting audiophile102 ,I just called about it after seeing your post and I am picking it up Saturday.


It's really great that a forum member is getting it. I sure hope you can reinstall the missing mechanism. My passion has always been restoring antiques. I have an antique house containing my collection of antique furniture, china and phonographs. The quality of the cabinet in the ad was crying out to be saved from serving drinks.
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 Post subject: Re: Beautiful Cabinet (phonograph removed)
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The wood reminds me of Quilted Mahogany. Martin Guitars used it during the 1920s. Their wood came from Cuba. If it is Quilted Mahogany, like Koa, it tends to have a deep 3D look. Beautiful cabinet. I'm glad that it won't become a liquor cabinet. That is a real work of art.


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 Post subject: Re: Beautiful Cabinet (phonograph removed)
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So many audio formats, so little listening time!
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Curt A wrote:
tictalk wrote:
Thanks for posting audiophile102 ,I just called about it after seeing your post and I am picking it up Saturday.

Glad you're getting it... please post progress on refurbishing it.


I second that. It will be lovely to see how well it cleans and polishes up and to have workings in it as well will make it a stunning machine. Can't wait to see it.
I am interested in all forms of audio media including: gramophones, phonographs, wire recorders, the tefifon, reel to reel tapes, radiograms and radios.


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