One of the Midwestern brands of disc talking machine at the turn of the 20th century was "Standard Disc" of Chicago. Standard instruments were in fact designed and built by the Columbia Phonograph Co., who were justly famous in their own right as high quality manufacturers. We believe the "Model A" taking machine is about the most pleasing, plump, peppy and perfectly balanced instrument you can find! The original flower horn has been carefully repainted in a special process that creates a tranlucent finish identical to the original factory lacquer. Plus, cheerful cabbage roses have been hand-painted by our artist, in the manner of times past, capturing the precise look of the early twentieth century.. The outstanding condition of all the components makes this delightful instrument enormously appealing. 

The oak cabinet is cheery and bright, with a stunning  red decal.  Just look at the condition of the original factory finish!  As always, we took the spring-powered motor down to pieces -- plus we put in a powerful new mainspring, cleaned, tuned and adjusted everything.

Our spring motor has been expertly serviced. What do other dealers know? Very little. They can't calibrate these instruments because they don't have the expertise and they don't have the understanding. They are only good for "jury-rigging" -- home handyman level "patch ups.".

Here we see the clean, shiny, crisp and carefully checked components that produce powerful response from the 78 rpm record.  Of course, we have rebuilt and painstakingly adjusted the soundbox to produce beautiful music. Just because this instrument is reasonably priced, doesn't mean it hasn't been thoroughly adjusted. Scrupulously cleaned and calibrated components insure that it gives GREAT performance!

Our immaculate antique talking machine will bring a smile to the face of anyone. The horn is especially charming, the perfect size to compliment the cabinet. This instrument will play one 10" diameter 78 rpm record per winding, the motor is strong and reliable. Do not mistake our carefully adjusted, painstakingly restored instrument for the junk you find on eBay -- our machines work properly and sound great! 

Price: $1450.00 US, plus s/h (NY State residents must add tax if applicable.).


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