It's amazing to think that an instrument such as this could have survived for over 110 years and still retain the patina that we see here. The cabinet finish is original, it is not flawlessly smooth, yet it is classic -- scrupulously clean and precisely what we expect in an antique. Likewise, the horn is classic -- original paint, again not flawless, but still shiny and the perfect complement to the patina of the cabinet. All components are genuine.
Charming oak cabinetry, with all hardware clean and bright.
We view it today - and HEAR it -- as your great-grandparents did back in the day. The back bracket, in keeping with the high quality of this machine, has its original blue and gold filigree decoration. Even the winding crank is original and in pristine condition. We carefully rebuilt the soundbox (needlehead) to play loudly and clearly. Sure, they sell talking machines on eBay. But what you get from eBay is a "pig in a poke" -- eBay sellers are "home handymen," not professionals. Can any other seller match our 48 years of experience?
The original "His Master's Voice" decal on the horn.
The strong, double spring motor -- taken out, taken apart, cleaned and carefully calibrated. One of the messiest jobs on the planet? Removing a century of gunk and grease from a talking machine motor! We installed two brand new mainsprings assure steady-running -- powerful enough to play any of your 78s! Don't have any 78s? NO PROBLEM -- we're happy to give you some as part of the deal.
Under the cabinet, this patent notice, with the serial number of the instrument hand-numbered at the top right.
A delightful musical instrument that isn't just beautiful -- it's a tuneful entertainer, ready to take you time traveling to the turn of the twentieth century. DON'T buy a beat-up junker with a dented-up horn from someone who knows nothing about it, when you can purchase this beauty from PHONOPHAN, the most exerienced experts in the field.
Price: $2350.00, plus s/h (NY State residents must add sales tax, where applicable).
PO Box 747
Henrietta, NY 14467
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