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Darren J. Wallace's antique musical boxes,phonographs,& cars
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Author:  phonospud [ Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Darren J. Wallace's antique musical boxes,phonographs,& cars

Hello to everyone here, old friends, and new collectors alike!

It's taken me some time to rear my ugly head, but I am still very alive and well! For those who don't know me, I've been collecting and restoring antique phonographs, musical boxes and a few brass era, pre-1915 automobiles since I was a teenager, and this year, I hit the big 5 0 !!

I've been a provincially licensed tool and die machinist since 1989. I've restored just about every type of machine from Autophone, to Zonophone and everything in between, including many rare coin-ops.

Between restoring machines for my own collection, I find some time to enjoy playing electric and stand-up bass in various bands made up of long time friends playing 50's & 60's rock and rockabilly. I also drive (almost daily) a couple of century old brass era cars: a 1905 (2 cylinder) Queen, and a 1915 model T Ford touring.

My main passion is restoring the products of the Geneva firm Nicole Fréres, who made high quality cylinder musical boxes from roughly 1815 to 1880.

I am blessed to have a very tolerant wife :)

Please feel free to keep up with me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Darrensmusical ... =bookmarks

Also on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLMzap ... 6DPshdM_dQ

Cheers!

Darren

Author:  TinfoilPhono [ Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:13 am ]
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Great to see you here, Darren! I love your 1905 Queen. And I love the work you do making phonograph parts.

Author:  phonogfp [ Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:38 pm ]
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Hi Darren - it's nice to see you here! :)

Next time you're in the U.S., let me know. I have a Regina double-comb that needs some damper work.

Happy 2017 to you!

George P.

Author:  phonospud [ Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:45 pm ]
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Thanks George! Always a pleasure to hear from you. We need to get the gang together and do the Anchor Bar wing thing!!! :P

Author:  phonospud [ Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:10 pm ]
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Thanks Rene for your kind words, maybe we'll see you again at the Henry Ford!!

Author:  Bruce [ Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:56 pm ]
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Hello Darren

Welcome to the forum. I too love your 1905 Queen, WOW

Bruce

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