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Swiss Phonograph Gramophone & Mechanical Music Collection

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Introduction The Swiss Phonograph, Gramophone & Mechanical Music Collection has been put together over many decades and is a fantastic documentation of the development of artificial and mechanical music. From the early Edison cylinder phonographs from the late 19th century to the Berliner and later gramophones of the early 20th century and to the dinosaurs of mechanical musical instruments – the Orchestrions and Fairground Organs to the golden age of Jukeboxes. Not to forget of course the Swiss Cylinder Music and German Disc Music Boxes. Many of the most important ones of this genre are part of this magnificent collection. With over 200 treasures - this collection is one of the most important one in the world and can be yours to enjoy and preserve.

The Swiss Phonograph, Grammophone & Mechanical Music Collection wurde über viele Jahrzehnte liebevoll zusammengetragen und stellt eine fantastische Dokumentation über die Entwicklung künstlicher und mechanischer Musik dar. Von den frühen Edison Zylinder Phonographen des späten 19. Jahrhunderts über die Berliner und späteren Grammophone des 20. Jahrhundert bis zu den Dinosaurier der mechanischen Musik – die Orchestrions und Jahrmarktsorgeln und hin zu den Jukeboxen der «Golden Ära». Nicht zu vergessen die Schweizer Zylinder und die Deutschen Platten Musik Apparate der Jahrhundertwende. Viele der wichtigsten Exponate dieser Abteilung sind in der einmaligen Sammlung vertreten. Mit über 200 Schätzen ist diese Sammlung weltweit eines der wichtigsten Zeitdokumente und kann schon bald Sie erfreuen und dank Ihnen erhalten bleiben.

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Коллекция Swiss Phonograph, Gramophone & Mechanical Music Collection собиралась на протяжении многих десятилетий и представляет собой фантастическую и подробную документацию развития искусственной и механической музыки. От ранних цилиндрических фонографов Эдисона конца 19 века, до Берлинских и более поздних граммофонов начала 20 века. От динозавров механических музыкальных инструментов - оркестрионов и ярмарочных органов, до «Золотого века» музыкальных автоматов. И нельзя забыть о Швейцарских музыкальных шкатулках и дисковых музыкальных шкатулках из Германии. Многие из наиболее важных экспонатов этого вида являются частью этой великолепной коллекции. С более чем 200 сокровищь эта коллекция является одной из самых важных в мире, и вы можете сохранить ее и радоваться звуками музыки.

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PHONOGRAPHS 1898 – 1913

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2. Columbia

“The Graphophone” Type AT Phonograph, ca. 1900, USA Dimensions: 50 x 40 x 50 cm Serial No.: 259899 First introduced in 1898 “The Graphophone” type AT phonograph was produced by Columbia Phonograph Co., New York, USA. Ornate golden oak case with matching cover, very nice floral decoration on the black enamel chassis, nickel plated bedplate, equipped with Columbia floating recorder and brass horn with black painted base.

Columbia “The Graphophone” Type B “Eagle” Phonograph, ca. 1898, USA

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Dimensions: 52 x 29 x 34 cm Serial No.: 168155 “The Graphophone” type B “Eagle” key wound phonograph produced by Columbia Phonograph Co. in USA for the firm’s Paris branch. Wooden case with the “Miss Columbia” decal not used in USA, reversible top for storage of the mechanism during the times of no play, floating Columbia reproducer and the original brass hunting horn.

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3. Coin-operated

Columbia “The Graphophone” Type S ca. 1900 Dimensions: 52 x 43 x 45 cm Serial No.: 202471 A quite rare Columbia Phonograph Co. coin-operated phonograph the Graphophone Type S manufactured by the American Graphophone Company, New York ca. 1900. The Graphophone is equipped with a floating reproducer, 18 cm diameter brass horn and has an oak case with curved glass cover, a coin-drawer and metal feet with fixing-holes.

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4. Koh-I-Noor

Phonograph, ca. 1900, Germany

5. Pathé

Frères “Le Ménestrel” Phonograph, 1902, France

Dimensions: 39 x 24 x 38 cm

Dimensions: 38 x 32 x 50 cm

A quite rare key wound German phonograph Koh-I-Noor. Wooden case with matching wooden cover, floating reproducer and aluminium horn.

Made in 1902 by Pathé Freres for the Parisian firm of J. Girard & Cie, the second “Le Ménestrel” key wound phonograph model was introduced in an extremely ornate dark-blue case. “Louis XV”– style cast-iron case in dark-blue with gilt highlights and matching metal cover.

6. The

Stollwerck/Eureka Chocolate Disc Phonograph, ca. 1903, France Dimensions: 23 x 12 x 25 cm Originally manufactured by the Stollwerck Chocolate company in Germany the Stollwerck phonograph was designed to play miniature disc records made of chocolate. Stollwerck’s French partner, Kratz-Boussac, sold the identical machine in France under the brand name “Eureka” without the Stollwerck markings. A very rare little machine with tin case and horn, powered by a tiny key wound Junghans clock motor, plays either chocolate or non-edible wax “karbin” records (8 cm diameter). 8


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7. Excelsior

Phonograph Type K, 1903 - 1905, Germany

8. Excelsior

Phonograph Type K, 1903 - 1905, Germany

Dimensions: 52 x 26 x 26 cm

Dimensions: 50 x 26 x 39 cm

Produced by the Excelsiorwerke factory in Cologne, Germany the Excelsior Phonograph Type K got its model name from being crank wound (mit Kurbelaufzug). Walnut case with reversible top for storage of the mechanism during the times of no play, floating reproducer and aluminium horn.

Produced by the Excelsiorwerke factory in Cologne, Germany the Excelsior Phonograph Type K got its model name from being crank wound (mit Kurbelaufzug). Walnut case with reversible top for storage of the mechanism during the times of no play, floating reproducer and aluminium horn.

9. Pathé

Phonograph Model No. 1 “Coq”, 1904-1905, France

10. Kasten-Puck

Phonograph “The Skylark”, ca. 1905, Germany

Dimensions: 54 x 34 x 48 cm Serial No.: 29145

Dimensions: 42 x 18 x 42 cm Kasten-Puck “The Skylark” key wound phonograph produced by Georges Carett & Co., Nürnberg, Germany. Wooden case with matching wooden cover, beautiful cast iron base plate with a songbird motif and an aluminium horn.

Pathé key wound phonograph model no. 1 also named “Coq” in the earlier Pathé catalogues able to play both Standard and Intersize cylinders. Case with reversible top for storage of the mechanism during the times of no play, floating reproducer and aluminium horn. 9


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11. Columbia “The Graphophone” Type

12. Edison

BF “Peerless” Phonograph, ca. 1906, USA

Standard Phonograph Model B, ca. 1905, USA

Dimensions: 55 x 43 x 45 cm Serial No.: 32443

Dimensions: 58 x 33 x 50 cm Serial No.: 536295

The Columbia Type BF phonograph was similar to the Type BE, but with a four-spring motor that could be wound while playing. It had the extra-long mandrel designed to play the new “20th Century” six inch cylinder. Oak case with matching cover, black enamel chassis with floral decoration, nickel plated bedplate and polished brass horn.

The second version of the Standard Phonograph the Model B meant to play the Standard 2 minute cylinders only, but this model comes with the 1908 2 & 4 minute gear upgrade for playing the 4 minute cylinders. Oak case and polished brass horn with black painted base.

13. Edison

Gem Model B Phonograph, 1906, USA Dimensions: 44 x 28 x 30 cm Serial No.: G145899 Model B, the second of the Gem phonographs and first of the Gem models to come with a non-removable crank instead of a key. Compact metal case with oak base and cover, Combination Model K reproducer and an original small tin horn painted black with a gold stripe specifically made for these little machines.

14. Edison

Triumph Model B Phonograph, ca. 1906, USA Dimensions: 110 x 55 x 75 cm Serial No.: 67063 A superior version to the Home Phonograph the Triumph gave an excellent performance for its time. Paneled oak case without the original case cover, Cygnet No. 11 (swan’s neck) horn painted to resemble wood grain, reproducer with 2/4 minute selector. 10


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15. Columbia “The Graphophone” Type

16. Columbia “The Graphophone” Type BET

BKT Phonograph, ca. 1907, USA

“New Invincible” Phonograph, ca. 1907, USA

Dimensions: 80 x 50 x 60 cm Serial No.: 81900

Dimensions: 80 x 48 x 65 cm The Columbia Type BET phonograph with interchangeable feed, could play either 2-minute or 4-minute Indestructible Records. Quite rare machine in oak case with matching cover, black enamel chassis with floral decoration, nickel plated bedplate and large aluminium flower horn. Dimensions:

Introduced in 1907 Columbia Type BKT was the tone arm version of the Columbia Type BK, the “T” in the model designation standing for tone arm. Golden oak case with matching case cover, large red horn with gold striping, combination gearing for 2 minute and 4 minute record playback.

17. Edison Gem Phonograph Model D,

1909, USA

Dimensions: 60 x 29 x 64 cm Serial No.: 341590D Model D, the fourth of the Gem phonographs added the 2/4-minute gearing for playback of the 4 minute cylinders. Compact metal case in beautiful maroon color with oak base and cover, Combination Model K reproducer and a maroon Fireside horn.

18. Edison

Standard Phonograph Early Model D, ca. 1908, USA Dimensions: 100 x 47 x 57 cm Serial No.: 783373 “The Edison Standard Phonograph Model D – Combination Type Standard was introduced in the 3rd quarter of 1908 to play both the earlier 2 minute and the new 4 minute records. Early tall style oak case and Cygnet No. 10 (swan’s neck) horn painted black. 12


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19. Regina

Hexaphone Style 101 Coin-op Phonograph, ca. 1910, USA Dimensions: 162,5 x 68 x 47 cm Serial No.: 1010748

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Hexaphone Style 101 phonograph was Regina’s first iteration of an upright, free standing “jukebox” - a coin operated phonograph which stored six cylinders and permitted the patron to select the tune of his choice. The Hexaphone was commercially the most popular of Regina’s coin-operated phonographs, made from 1909-1912 serially numbered from 1010001 to 1011423 (about 1400 total made). Later versions were the Styles 102, 103 and 104. The 101 is easily distinguished from the later models by the “ball and stick” latticework grille in front. The main technical difference is that this model plays 2-minute cylinders, and the later versions played the 4-minute ones. Oak case with internal horn.

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20. Edison

Business Phonograph Model D, 1908-1910, USA Dimensions: 37 x 32 x 38 cm Serial No.: 16468 Edison Business Phonograph Model D electric phonograph that comes with a speaking and listening tube, which could be used for both recording and listening back to the recording. These machines were originally generally sold only for advertising work because the electric motor was not steady enough for entirely satisfactory reproduction of music. Oak case with a flip up lid held by hinges in the back.

21. Edison

Opera Phonograph Model A, Type S M, 1911-1913, USA Dimensions: 93 x 54 x 60 cm Serial No.: 3856 One of the last Edison phonographs to have an exterior horn, the Opera Phonograph came out in 1911 and only remained in production until 1913. Considered to give possibly the best sound quality of any contemporary instrument. Beautiful mahogany case with matching cover that has a slot for the horn, oxidized copper carrying handles, Diamond A reproducer and Music Master mahogany horn. 14


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22. Carl

Lindström A.G. Parlograph, ca. 1910, Germany Dimensions: 24 x 42 x 26 cm Serial No.: 1788 An early Dictaphone the Parlograph was manufactured by Carl Lindström Aktiengesellschaft, Berlin. Light oak case with matching cover and aluminium horn.

23. Edison

Amberola X Phonograph 1913, USA Dimensions: 35 x 32 x 36 cm Serial No.: 12958 Edison, Amberola X first introduced in 1913. Oak case with internal horn, Gem motor with a Fireside type upperworks and Edison Diamond B reproducer.

24. Edison

Fireside Phonograph Model A, ca. 1910, USA Dimensions: 100 x 48 x 58 cm Serial No.: 38629” The Edison Fireside Phonograph was first introduced in 1909 to serve at the price point originally filled by the Edison Standard, whose cost had crept up with inflation. Oak case with matching oak cover, Model-H 4 minute reproducer and Cygnet No. 10 (swan’s neck) horn painted black. 15


GRAMOPHONES 1902 – 1940

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25. Early

Victor Type P “Premium”, ca. 1902, USA

Disc Graphophone Type AJ, ca. 1902, USA

Dimensions: 50 x 32 x 70 cm Serial No.: 619

Dimensions: 38 x 28 x 60 cm Serial No.: 3874

The “P” in Victor Type P model stands for “premium”, but the term “premium” did not have the meaning most used today, but rather meant a gift or reward. Since these gramophones were basically intended to be give-away items, they had to be very inexpensive to manufacture and used the most basic design possible with a small single spring motor. Oak case, “Exhibition” reproducer and black japanned polished brass trumpet horn.

One of the first full-size Disc Graphophones produced by the Columbia Phonograph Company the Type AJ featured a vertical crank an archaic design seen only on earlier gramophones. Ornate oak case with large metal carrying handle, floating reproducer, leather horn elbow and black japanned brass trumpet horn.

27. Zonophone

ca. 1904, USA

26. Columbia

Model No.15 K,

Dimensions: 45 x 18 x 55 cm Serial No.: 783373 Costing only 60 francs this was the simplest of the Zonophone models featured in 1904 French sales catalogue. This quite rare little machine has varnished oak case, floating reproducer and nickel-plated trumpet horn with inside painted red.

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28. Cie

Française Du Gramophone Style No. 11 Monarch, ca. 1904, France

29. Deutsche

Grammophon New Style No. 3, ca. 1904, Germany

Dimensions: 55 x 33 x 78 cm

Dimensions: 40 x 26 x 52 cm

Style No. 11 Monarch sold by the French subsidiary The New Style No. 3 was a budget machine, that company of The Gramophone Co. Ltd. Ornate oak combined the Style No. 3 motor with the Style No. 5 case, “Exhibition” reproducer, leather horn elbow, ”Trade Mark” case. Rare machine in oak case with oak nickel plated horn. travelling arm, floating reproducer and nickel-plated zinc trumpet horn.

30. Victor

Type M “Monarch”, ca. 1904, USA

31. Gramophone

& Typewriter Ltd. New Style No. 3, ca. 1904, England

Dimensions: 68 x 43 x 75 cm

Dimensions: 40 x 26 x 57 cm

A late Victor Type M model with the larger case and taper-arm back bracket. Ornate oak case, ”Exhibition” reproducer and polished brass trumpet horn.

The New Style No. 3 was a budget machine, that combined the Style No. 3 motor with the Style No. 5 “Trade Mark” case. Rare machine in oak case with oak travelling arm, floating reproducer, leather horn elbow, and nickel-plated zinc trumpet horn.

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32. Cie

Française Du Gramophone Monarch Junior Style No. 13, ca. 1904, France

33. Cie

Française Du Gramophone Junior Monarch, ca. 1904, France Dimensions: 52 x 35 x 78 cm

Dimensions: 80 x 43 x 72 cm Serial No.: 28583

Rare Junior Monarch model sold by the French subsidiary company of The Gramophone Co. Ltd. Walnut case with unusual carved floral patterns, unknown floating reproducer, nickel plated horn with inside painted red.

Monarch Junior Style No. 13 sold by the French subsidiary company of The Gramophone Co. Ltd. Ornate oak case, “Exhibition Junior” reproducer and Morning Glory horn painted black with gold painted lines.

34. Columbia

Disc Graphophone Type AK, ca. 1904, USA

35. Columbia

Disc Graphophone Type AU, ca. 1904, USA

Dimensions: 40 x 24 x 52 cm

Dimensions: 40 x 22 x 53 cm

Very distinctive feature of this type of Columbia Disc Graphophone was the decoratively cast aluminium arms in the horn assembly even imitating the type of pivoted wood “traveling arm” used by other gramophone makers. Oak case, aluminium “traveling arm”, and black japanned brass trumpet horn.

Introduced in 1904 the Columbia Type AU was an instant success due to the low $12.00 price tag which was achieved by designing this model without a case. Aluminium “traveling arm”, brass horn elbow and black japanned horn.

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36. Columbia

Disc Graphophone Type AY, ca. 1904, USA

37. Unmarked

Gramophone, ca. 1905, Germany

Dimensions: 70 x 45 x 100 cm

Dimensions: 80 x 56 x 70 cm

Columbia Type AY was identical in appearance with Unmarked gramophone representative of the many the Type AR, but had a less powerful motor and a varieties of disc talking machines produced in slightly smaller turn-table. Mahogany case, Germany. The free-standing columns reflect a aluminium “traveling arm”, brass trumpet horn. decorative element found in upper price machines. Oak case, back-bracket with floral decoration, Morning Glory horn painted green with gold painted lines and unmarked reproducer.

38. Unmarked

Gramophone with Brass Trumpet Horn, ca. 1905, Germany

39. Deutsche

Grammophon Model No. 15, ca. 1905, Germany

Dimensions: 70 x 46 x 73 cm

Dimensions: 73 x 43 x 72 cm Serial No.: 4147

Unmarked gramophone representative of the many varieties of disc talking machines produced in This Model No. 15 has the “Grammophon” decal Germany. The intricate wood carved ornaments (German spelling of gramophone) denoting that it reflect a decorative element found in upper price was made by Deutsche Grammophon. Ornate oak machines. Very ornamental oak case, large brass case, “Exhibition” reproducer and polished brass trumpet horn and German reproducer. trumpet horn. 20


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40. Deutsche

Grammophon Model No. 15, ca. 1905, Germany

Grammophon Junior Monarch, ca. 1905, Germany

Dimensions: 80 x 51 x 85 cm Serial No.: 5415

Dimensions: 70 x 47 x 65 cm Serial No.: 2074

This Model No. 15 has the “Grammophon” decal (German spelling of gramophone) denoting that it was made by Deutsche Grammophon. Ornate oak case, “Exhibition” reproducer and polished brass trumpet horn.

This Junior Monarch has the “Grammophon” decal (German spelling of gramophone) denoting that it was made by Deutsche Grammophon. Ornate oak case, “Exhibition” reproducer and Morning Glory horn painted in beige.

41. Deutsche

42. Unmarked

Art Nouveau Style Gramophone, ca. 1905, Germany

43. Hymnophon

with Internal Horn, ca. 1905, Germany

Dimensions: 78 x 57 x 70 cm

Dimensions: 36 x 46 x 36 cm

Interesting unmarked German gramophone in Art A very unusual machine, this Hymnophon model Nouveau style. Wooden case, brass horn and features an internal horn was produced in Leipzig, Goldring “Saturn” reproducer manufactured Germany ca. 1905. Ornate case with inlaid artwork exclusively for Talking Machine Cies. on the sides, Hymnophon reproducer and internal metal horn with inside painted red. 21


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44. Cie

Française Du Gramophone Monarch Junior ca. 1905, France

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Gramophone & Typewriter Ltd. Monarch Junior, ca. 1905, England

Dimensions: 70 x 55 x 71 cm

Dimensions: 78 x 50 x 66 cm

Monarch Junior sold by the French subsidiary One of the first Monarch Junior models designed for company of The Gramophone Co. Ltd. Oak case, taper arm instead of the earlier travelling arm designs. ”Exhibition” reproducer, large wooden Oak case, “Exhibition” reproducer and Morning Glory ”spear tip” horn. horn painted in black with gold painted lines.

46. The Gramophone & Typewriter Ltd.

47. The Gramophone & Typewriter Ltd.

Monarch Senior, ca. 1906, England

Monarch Senior, ca. 1906, England

Dimensions: 76 x 52 x 82 cm

Dimensions: 80 x 60 x 75 cm

One of the best known machines of the Gramophone One of the best known machines of the Gramophone & Typewriter Ltd. period, easily distinguishable by & Typewriter Ltd. period, esily distinguishable by the the speed indicator instead of the simple screw spped indicator instead of the simple screw adjuster adjuster of the earlier versions. Ornate oak case, of the erlier versions. Ornate oak case, “Exhibition” ”Exhibition” reproducer and large aluminium horn. reproducer and Morning Glory horn painted red with gold painted details. 22


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48. Great

Northern Mfg. Co. Harmony Type-D, ca. 1906, USA 49. Columbia

Disc Graphophone Style BI “Sterling”, ca. 1906, USA

Dimensions: 56 x 48 x 76 cm

Made by the Great Northern Manufacturing Company the Harmony Type D was a budget priced machine Dimensions: 77 x 53 x 60 cm that featured a simple one spring motor and a plain case but sported a pretty blue horn, the “catch”, The Columbia Style BI “Sterling” got its nickname however, was that customers who purchased these due to the silver colour of the nickel plated, 9 section machines were required to purchase the special ¾ flower horn that was very typical for this model. inch hole Harmony Disc Records. Oak case, floating Oak case, Columbia reproducer, nickel plated flower reproducer, flower horn painted blue with gold painthorn. ed details.

50. Pathé

Model A, ca. 1906, France

51. Pathé

Model B, ca. 1906, France

Dimensions: 44 x 27 x 52 cm

Dimensions: 66 x 29 x 62 cm

Pathé Model A was the simplest of the gramophone The Pathé Model B was a huge improvement over the series released in 1906 and features like the floating cheaper Model A featuring a back-bracket mounted reproducer still reminded of phonographs. Walnut horn and a tone arm instead of the floating case, floating Pathé reproducer and a flower horn reproducer design. Walnut case, Pathé reproducer and painted black with gold painted lines. a flower horn painted black with gold painted lines. 23


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52. Pathé

Model D, ca. 1906, France

53. Pathé

Model D with Internal horn, ca. 1906, France

Dimensions: 85 x 49 x 68 cm Serial No.: 4781

Dimensions: 43 x 35 x 43 cm

A very rare variation of the 1906 Pathé Model D with internal horn. Walnut case with ornate base and two frontal doors that open to reveal and internal horn, Pathé reproducer. Top of the line gramophone of the 1906 model series Pathé Model D featured a more elaborate case design than the cheaper models. Ornate walnut case with a matching cover, Pathé reproducer and a light blue Morning Glory horn with gold painted details.

54. Pathé

Model G, ca. 1906, France

55. Pathé

Model E, ca. 1906, France

Dimensions: 70 x 43 x 65 cm

Dimensions: 90 x 53 x 70 cm

Pathé Model G was a variation of the Pathé Model D and featured a different back-bracket mount and tone arm. Ornate walnut case with a matching cover, Pathé reproducer and a green Morning Glory horn with gold painted details.

The most luxurious of the gramophone series released in 1906 Pathé Model E featured an even more elaborate case design. Very ornate walnut case, Pathé reproducer and a large 53 cm diameter aluminium horn. 24


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56. Pathé

Model E, ca. 1906, France

57. Cie

Française Du Gramophone Monarch “Cockleshell”, ca. 1907, France

Dimensions: 75 x 48 x 66 cm

Dimensions: 70 x 56 x 70 cm

The most luxurious of the gramophone series released in 1906 Pathé Model E featured an even more elaborate case design. Very ornate walnut case, Pathé reproducer and a flower horn painted in red.

Monarch nicknamed “Cockleshell” due to its very distinctive case design sold by the French subsidiary company of The Gramophone Co. Ltd., Ornate oak case, “Exhibition” reproducer, large wooden “spear tip” horn.

58. Reklamophon

Tannhäuser, ca. 1906, Germany Dimensions: 72 x 65 x 90 cm Reklamophon-, Sprech- und Musikwerke was a business of Otto Schöne from Dresden, Germany. This rare Reklamophon model can be seen in the 1906 sales catalogue. Very ornate painted wooden case with metal ornaments on the front and sides, 10 pfennig coin-operated mechanism, “Royal” sound box and large, ornate 65 cm diameter horn painted orange-beige. 25


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59. The

Duplex Phonograph, ca. 1907, USA Dimensions: 70 x 85 x 85 cm Serial No.: 4639 The Duplex Phonograph was manufactured by The Duplex Phonograph Co. in Kalamazoo only from ca. 1906 - 1910 due to the copyright infringement charges brought by the Victor Talking Machine Co. Although the dual horns did not represent a significant technological breakthrough, the odd looks of the machine have always made it a collector’s favourite. Oak case, two-faced floating reproducer, silk-wrapped polished brass trumpet horns.

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60. Hawthorne

and Sheble Mfg. Co. The Aretino Machine, ca. 1907, USA

61. Hawthorne

and Sheble Mfg. Co. Grand Busy-Bee-Disc Phonograph, ca. 1907, USA

Dimensions: 63 x 49 x 82 cm

Dimensions: 63 x 49 x 82 cm

Arthur J. O’Neil sold modified Hawthorne and Sheble disc machines in Chicago under the “Aretino” brand with unusual turn table that fit only “Aretino” brand records with their 7,6 cm (3 inch) diameter center. Oak case, floating reproducer and front mounted flower horn painted green.

Arthur J. O’Neil sold modified Hawthorne and Sheble disc machines in Chicago under the “Busy Bee” brand with an extra projection on the turntable was intended to lock the purchaser into “Busy Bee” brand records. Oak case, floating reproducer and front mounted flower horn painted red with gold painted details.

62. The

Victor III Gramophone, ca. 1908, USA

Disc Graphophone Type BN, ca. 1908, USA

Dimensions: 80 x 59 x 75 cm Serial No.: 51859

Dimensions: 62 x 43 x 45 cm

Produced by Victor Talking Mach. Co. Camden N.J., the Victor III was a very popular mid-range gramophone in the early product line-up. Oak case, “Exhibition” reproducer and very large 60 cm diameter Morning Glory horn painted black with gold painted details.

63. Columbia

The first style of the Columbia Type BN, which at a price of $25 was a step up from Columbia’s lowest priced machines. Quartered oak case and red painted flower horn with gold painted details

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64. Pathé

Gramophone, ca. 1908, France

65. Carl

Lindström A.G. Parlophon Record major 44, ca. 1909, Germany

Dimensions: 61 x 40 x 60 cm

Dimensions: 70 x 51 x 61 cm

Pathé gramophone with the customary discus thrower decal Pathé placed on its disc machines from about 1908. Wooden case, Pathé reproducer and stamped steel flower horn painted black with gold painted lines.

Produced by the company of the Swedish inventor living in Berlin - Carl Lindström. Oak case with interesting checkered design, Parlophon reproducer, large ornate 50 cm diameter horn painted green.

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66. Carl

Lindström A.G. Parlophon Grand Automat 8, ca. 1909, Germany

Gramophone Co. Ltd. Monarch Junior, ca. 1909, England

Dimensions: 70 x 51 x 61 cm

Dimensions: 78 x 59 x 69 cm Serial No.: 10392

Produced by the company of the Swedish inventor living in Berlin - Carl Lindström. Oak case with interesting checkered design, Parlophon reproducer, large ornate 50 cm diameter horn painted green.

67. The

One of the first Monarch Junior models designed for taper arm instead of the earlier travelling arm designs. Oak case, “Exhibition Junior” reproducer and Morning Glory horn painted in black with gold painted lines. 29


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68. His

Master’s Voice Monarch “Cockleshell”, ca. 1909, France

69. Deutsche

Grammophon A.G. Monarch, ca. 1909, Germany

Dimensions: 70 x 56 x 70 cm

Dimensions: 75 x 52 x 65 cm

Monarch nicknamed “Cockleshell” due to its very distinctive case design sold by the French subsidiary company of The Gramophone Co. Ltd., Ornate oak case, “Exhibition” reproducer, Morning Glory horn painted black with gold painted details.

Monarch with a “Cockleshell” style case featuring a slightly different carved wood ornament instead of the famous cockleshell design and with “Grammophon” (German spelling of gramophone) metal plate denoting that it was made by Deutsche Grammophon A.G. Ornate oak case, “Exhibition” reproducer, flower horn painted like wood grain.

70. Pathéphone

No. 2, ca. 1909, France

71. Pathéphone

No. 4, ca. 1910, France

Dimensions: 64 x 32,5 x 44 cm Serial No.: 1269

Dimensions: 68 x 46 x 63 cm Serial No.: 35186

Pathéphone No. 2 was designed to play the vertical Priced at 69 francs Pathéphone No. 4 was more cut shellac records called center-start with expensive and featured a more decorative case than characteristic “Viking ship’s prow” back-bracket often the Pathéphone No. 2. Very ornate walnut case, Pathé seen on early Pathe models. Ornate walnut case, reproducer and a Morning Glory horn painted pink Pathé reproducer and stamped steel flower horn with gold painted lines. painted green with gold painted lines. 30


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72. Pathéphone

No. 6, ca. 1910, France

73. Pathéphone

No. 36, ca. 1910, France

Dimensions: 72 x 43 x 60 cm Serial No.: 177

Dimensions: 72 x 43 x 60 cm Serial No.: 177

Slightly more expensive than the Pathéphone Slightly more expensive than the Pathéphone No. 4 No. 4 the Pathéphone No. 6 priced at 85 francs also the Pathéphone No. 6 priced at 85 francs also featured featured a very decorative case but with very distinct a very decorative case but with very distinct columns columns on each of its corners. Very ornate walnut on each of its corners. Very ornate walnut case, Pathé case, Pathé reproducer and a Morning Glory horn reproducer and a Morning Glory horn painted green with painted green with gold accents. gold accents.

74. Pathé

Salon No. 3 with Record Cabinet, ca. 1910, France Dimensions: 148 x 57 x 60 cm Including the record cabinet Serial No.: 373 The main feature of the Pathé Salon series was that the gramophone was concealed inside the case and accessible from a side door creating a look reminiscent of a modern sound system. Ornate walnut case with side access door, metal horn painted green with gold painted lines, “Elite-Schalldose” reproducer and comes with an ornate walnut record cabinet with 6 separate sections for record storage locked behind a top to bottom wooden tambour cover.

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75. Pathé

Concert Model A with Record Cabinet, ca. 1910, France Dimensions: 175 x 65 x 90 cm Including the record cabinet

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Unlike the other Pathé Concert models the Model A featured a classic external horn design. The machine was capable of playing the giant Pathé Concert 50 cm diameter records. Very ornate mahogany case, Pathé Concert reproducer, light-blue ombré Morning Glory horn and comes with an ornate walnut record cabinet with 4 separate sections capable of storing the 50 cm diameter records locked behind a top to bottom wooden tambour cover.

76. Automatique

Concert Parisien Coin-op Gramophone, ca. 1910, France Dimensions: 207 x 67 x 62 cm Serial No.: 10286 With their large horns and simple coin operated mechanisms these floor standing gramophones where designed for use in public spaces. Walnut case with 8 separate sections for record storage locked behind a wooden tambour cover, Pathé reproducer and large polished brass flower horn.

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77. Polyphon

No. 30 Gramophone, ca. 1910, Germany

78. Polyphon

No 38 Gramophone, ca. 1910, Germany

Dimensions: 75 x 52 x 68 cm Serial No.: 35186

Dimensions: 80 x 65 x 80 cm Serial No.: 35186

An interesting Polyphon gramophone from the ca. 1910 Polyphon-Musikwerke - Sprechapparate catalogue. Polished dark mahogany case with light colour background, unknown sound box, large ornate 50 cm diameter horn painted red.

An interesting Polyphon gramophone from the ca. 1910 Polyphon-Musikwerke - Sprechapparate catalogue. Polished oak case with ornamental panels and very large ornate 65 cm diameter horn painted red with dark-red, white and gold details.

79. Odeon

Disc Machine, ca. 1910, Germany

80. Excelsior

Gramophone, ca. 1910, Germany

Dimensions: 78 x 52 x 89 cm

Dimensions: 96 x 61 x 75 cm

An unusual gramophone manufactured by Excelsirwerk m. b. H., Köln-Nippes with beautiful carved wood artwork panels featuring a harp player with floral motif on the front and sides. A very rare machine with ornate wooden case, “Klingsor” reproducer and very large 60 cm diameter brass horn. 33 Odeon is the brand name register in 1903 for the International Talking Machine Company founded by the American Frederick M. Prescott in Berlin-Weißensee. Very rare machine in ornate walnut case with brass inlays, “Odeon-concert” sound box and large nickeled brass trumpet horn.


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81. The

British Zonophone Co. The New Compton Zonophone, ca. 1910, England

82. His

Master’s Voice Gramophone, ca. 1910, England Dimensions: 75 x 60 x 71 cm

Dimensions: 70 x 56 x 68 cm

Unknown His Master’s Voice gramophone model with unusual case featuring wood carved ornaments on The New Compton replaced Compton by March 1910 the front and sides. Ornate oak case, “Exhibition” and had all new case, tone-arm, sound box and reproducer, very large 60 cm diameter Morning Glory motor. Oak case, Zonophone reproducer and a large horn painted red with gold painted details. 56 cm diameter Morning Glory horn painted green.

83. His

Master’s Voice Monarch Model V Gramophone, ca. 1910, England Dimensions: 70 x 55 x 68 cm Serial No.: 552611 First version of the Model V which was disliked and considered ugly by the company’s German branch leading to the introduction of a second version with revised plinth. Ornate oak case, “Exhibition” reproducer and large 55 cm diameter oak “spear tip” horn. 34


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85. Compañía

del Gramófono S.A.E. Gramophone, ca. 1910, Spain Dimensions: 72 x 60 x 51 cm

84. Deutsche

Grammophon A.G. The Library Bijou Grand/Model X, ca. 1910, Germany

A luxury gramophone with very unusual case sold by the Spanish subsidiary company of The Gramophone Co. Ltd. A very rare machine in ornate walnut case, “Gramola” reproducer, very large 60 cm diameter flower horn painted green with light-green, yellow and gold painted details.

Dimensions: 118 x 44 x 65 cm Serial No.: D.G.A.G. 472L The Bigou Grand series of gramophone models offered the same performance as the Gramophone Grand models while also occupying less space with the trade-off of offering almost no record storage. Light oak case with flat lid on four rotating wheels, two front doors open to reaveal the internal horn, “Exhibition” sound box.

86. Deutsche

Grammophon A.G. Coin-operated Gramophone, ca. 1910, Germany Dimensions: 73 x 50 x 72 cm Serial No.: D.G.A.G. 1917 Deutsche Grammophon A.G. gramophone operated with 10 Heller coins. Very rare machine in wooden case stained olive green, “Exhibition” reproducer and nickeled trumpet horn with inside painted red.

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87. Style

No. 15, De Luxe ‘B’, The Melba Gramophone, ca. 1910, England AUDIO SAMPLE

Dimensions: 180 x 60 x 75 cm Overall height including the pedestal Produced from 1904 until 1910 the Melba was Gramophone and Typewriter Ltd. top-of-the-line gramophone and named in honour of one of its most popular artists of the time, Dame Nellie Melba. The distinctive Art Nouveau styling of the Melba has long made it one of the most sought-after gramophones of all, especially when found with its pedestal. Ebonised case with embossed brass lunettes of Art Nouveau design, tapering brass columns, all standing on matching Art Nouveau design, cabinet with black ebony finish and gilt floral decorated panels. “Exhibition” sound box, brass tone-arm, 30,5 cm rigid turntable and polished brass Morning Glory Horn.

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Dame Nellie Melba (born Helen Porter Mitchell; 19 May 1861 – 23 February 1931) was an Australian operatic soprano. She took the pseudonym “Melba” from Melbourne, her home town. Melba studied singing in Melbourne. After a brief and unsuccessful marriage, she moved to Europe in search of a singing career. She studied in Paris and soon made a great success there and in Brussels. In London she quickly established herself as the leading lyric soprano at Covent Garden from 1888. She soon achieved further success in Paris and elsewhere in Europe, and later at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, debuting there in 1893. During the First World War, Melba raised large sums for war charities. She returned to Australia frequently during the 20th century, singing in opera and concerts. She was active in the teaching of singing at the Melbourne Conservatorium. Melba continued to sing until the last months of her life and made a large number of “farewell” appearances. Her death, in Australia, was news across the English-speaking world, and her funeral was a major national event. The Australian $100 note features her image.

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88. Cie

Française Du Gramophone Monarch II, ca. 1910, France

89. His

Master’s Voice Monarch II, ca. 1911, England

Dimensions: 76 x 55 x 70 cm

Dimensions: 77 x 55 x 68 cm

Monarch II sold by the French subsidiary company of The Gramophone Co. Ltd. Ornate oak case, “Exhibition” reproducer, large 55 cm diameter wooden “spear tip” horn.

This type of Monarch II case has been sold both on French and German markets, but the exact origin of this particular machine is unknown. Oak case, “Exhibition” reproducer, large 55 cm diameter wooden “spear tip” horn.

90. Pathéphone

No. 8, ca. 1911, France

91. Boston

Talking Machine Co. Little Wonder Phonograph, ca. 1911, USA

Dimensions: 72 x 48 x 67 cm Serial No.: 63566

Dimensions: 35 x 25 x 27 cm

Introduced in 1911, the Little Wonder Phonograph is often thought to be related to the Little Wonder Records but are in fact the products of two entirely different unrelated companies. Quite uncommon tiny key wound gramophone with cast-iron base and metal horn both painted black, and with a reproducer that can be rotated to play either vertical-cut or lateral-cut records. 38 Priced at 110 francs the Pathéphone No. 8 was even more expensive and with even more decorative case than models No. 4 and No. 6. Very ornate walnut case, Pathé reproducer and a green painted Morning Glory horn.


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92. Pathéphone

No. 12 with Record Cabinet, ca. 1911, France Dimensions: 165 x 65 x 65 cm Including the record cabinet Serial No.: 7194 The Pathéphone No. 12 was an even more luxurious Pathéphone priced at 175 francs. The gramophone has elegant walnut case covered in ornate details, Pathé reproducer, aluminium flower shaped horn and comes with an ornate walnut record cabinet with 6 separate sections for record storage locked behind a top to bottom wooden tambour cover.

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93. Pathé

Salon No. 9, ca. 1911, France Dimensions: 176 x 56 x 56 cm

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Unlike the other Pathé Salon models the Pathé Salon No. 9 was a floor standing model with the record storage already included. Walnut case with small brass ornaments on the front, two front doors with grille covering the horn, two side access doors - larger door opens to reveal the gramophone and 2 shelves for record storage, smaller door opens for 3 extra record shelves, metal horn painted pink with gold painted details, Pathé reproducer.

94. Mermod

Frères Miraphone No. 201, ca. 1911, Switzerland Dimensions: 86 x 65 x 46 cm Unusual gramophone featured in the Mermod Frères Miraphone catalogue No. 66 ca. 1911. Ornate oak case, Miraphone reproducer and very large 65 cm diameter flower horn painted turquoise with dark-blue and gold painted details.

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95. Carl

Lindström A.G. Parlophon, ca. 1911, Germany

96. Unmarked

Internal Horn Gramophone, ca. 1911, Austria

Dimensions: 70 x 45 x 57 cm

Dimensions: 30 x 35 x 35 cm

A Parlophon produced by the company of the Unknown internal horn design gramophone assumed Swedish inventor living in Berlin - Carl Lindström, to be from Wien, Austria. Wooden case stained in featuring the distinctive back bracket seen on mahogany colour with metal ornaments on the sides multiple Parlophon models. Oak case, Pathé and the back and a metal grille covering the internal reproducer and an ornate flower horn painted like horn, “Meteor Conzert” sound box. wood grain.

97. Carl

Lindström A.G. Parlophon 25 with Record Cabinet, ca. 1911, Germany Dimensions: 85 x 58 x 72 cm Excluding record cabinet A luxury Parlophon model in polished mahogany case with inlaid metal Pantheon scenes on front and sides, Parlophon “Reform” reproducer, very large ornate 58 cm diameter horn painted red and comes with an ornate walnut record cabinet with 3 separate sections for record storage.

98. Pathéphone

Reflex No. 13, ca. 1912, France Dimensions: 44 x 35 x 35 cm

Pathéphone Reflex No. 13 introduced around 1912 and played Pathé discs with a diameter of up to 35 cm. Wooden case with an unusual inverted horn located in the lid and Pathé reproducer. 42


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99. Carl

Lindström A.G. Parlophon Junior, ca. 1911, Germany

100. La

Voix de son maître Monarch Senior, ca. 1911, France

Dimensions: 86 x 56 x 80 cm Serial No.: 12797

Dimensions: 62 x 34 x 69 cm

Monarch Senior sold by the French subsidiary Parlophon Junior coin-operated gramophone with company of The Gramophone Co. Ltd., instructions in Czech language, operated with 3 x 2 featuring the Dennison speed control. Halér coins. Oak case with Art Nouveau style metal Ornate oak case, “Exhibition” reproducer ornament on the front, “Adler Orchestrola” sound and a metal trumpet horn. box, and ornate flower horn painted blue with details painted in white, violet and gold.

101. Carl

Lindström A.G. Parlophon Junior “Kronprinz”, ca. 1912, Germany

Dimensions: 85 x 51 x 77 cm Serial No.: 12361 Parlophon Junior coin-operated gramophone “Kronprinz” model featured a more ornate Neo-Rococo style case. Very rare machine in wooden case with intricate wood carvings and ornate horn painted green. 43


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102. Pathégraphe

ca. 1913, France

Model No. 1.,

Dimensions: 67 x 56 x 85 cm The Pathégraphe was the first mechanical acoustic device made for teaching languages. It achieved this by playing a roll of paper synchronised with the record enabling the lesson to be read while listening to the recording. A folding Pathégraphe plate on the front allowed to cover the translation printed on the top of the paper roll. Very rare machine that has wooden case based on the Pathéphone Reflex with inverted horn located in the lid and Pathé “Concert” reproducer.

103. Victor

Victrola VV-XVI, ca. 1913, USA

Dimensions: 130 x 60 x 60 cm Serial No.: 75861 E The VV-XVI or “Victrola the Sixteenth” was the original internal-horn Victrola introduced in 1906, it remained the company’s premiere model for nearly 15 years. The XVI cabinet underwent several design iterations during its lifespan, based on the serial number this particular machine appears to be the sixth iteration that introduced “slats” to the previous open-horn design to improve sound directivity. Mahogany case on 4 rotating wheels featuring a lid, “tone doors” for sound volume regulation of the internal horn, two larger doors that open to reveal two shelves for record storage, “Exhibition” reproducer. Comes with 13 empty record binders, that each can hold 17 records.

104. The

Gramophone Co. Ltd. Intermediate Monarch Model 2, ca. 1913, England

Dimensions: 68 x 46 x 65 cm Serial No.: 557674 “Intermediate” in this gramophone model series refers to the position between the Victor Monarch and the Junior Monarch. The tone-arm, back-bracket, elbow and horn are all unique to Intermediate Monarch models and the related “Model B” and HAO models. Mahogany case, “Exhibition” reproducer, mahogany horn. 45


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105. Pathé

“Progress”, ca. 1914, France

Dimensions: 36 x 48 x 52 cm The quite rare Pathé “Progress” was introduced as part of Pathé’s British line ca. 1914. Oak case with wooden tambour cover and two frontal doors revealing internal horn, Pathé “Multitone” reproducer.

106. Deutsche

Grammophon A.G. “The summer model”, ca. 1914, Germany

Dimensions: 32 x 50 x 42 cm

“The summer model” also known as Gramola No. 71 in Germany by Deutsche Grammophon A.G. Oak case with flat top cover, internal horn and “Exhibition” sound box.

107. Pathé

Gramophone, ca. 1915, France

108. Pathéphone

Dimensions: 85 x 61 x 86 cm Serial No.: 215181

Dimensions: 40 x 90 x 50 cm Serial No.: 10286

Pathé Gramophone with wooden case, Pathé “The Multitone” reproducer and a light blue Morning Glory horn with gold painted details.

Very interesting Pathéphone that could play two records independently or one after another without a break. Mahogany case with metal carrying handles on the sides and two front doors revealing two internal horns, two Pathé “Concert” reproducers.

ca. 1914, France

Duplex Model A,

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109. Pathé

Olophone Model 7, ca. 1918, France

Dimensions: 85 x 97 x 75 cm Pathé Olophone Model 7 was featured in the 1918 l’Olophone catalogue at the price of 1370 francs and featured two separate reproducers meant to play the same record in the same groove to produce a stereo effect and double the sound volume. Walnut case with two internal horns and two dark green Morning Glory horns with gold painted details, two Pathé reproducers. The horns could be switched by taking of the external horns and flipping the tonearms to connect with the case.

110. Edison

Diamond Disc Phonograph Model No. C-250, ca. 1915, USA

Dimensions: 134 x 55 x 58 cm Serial No.: SM - 24113

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The Diamond Disc C-250 introduced in 1915, at a retail price of $250.00 (hence the model number), was Edison’s answer to the Victrola and quite popular with the public. Fitted with a diamond stylus and produced specifically to play the Edison Diamond Discs. Mahogany case with lid, a cloth covered grille in front of the internal horn, front door that opens to reveal 2 drawers for record storage and a gold-plated reproducer.

111. Unknown

Coin-Op Gramophone, ca. 1915, Germany

Dimensions: 98 x 70 x 85 cm An unknown gramophone likely produced by Mammut Werke Leipzig, Germany as it features a swan neck horn and an automatic start/stop coin-operated mechanism typical seen on Mammut gramophones. Mixed wood case, “Arbitrola Electro” reproducer and a huge 70 cm diameter swan neck horn painted green. 47


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112. Pathé

“Diffusor” Floor Standing Model, ca. 1920, France

Dimensions: 110 x 66 x 55 cm Very rare Pathé floor standing gramophone with both an internal horn and a “Diffusor” Pathé. Walnut case with beautiful veneer work, cover with ornate metal handles, smaller doors which open to reveal the internal horn behind a grille and larger doors which open to reveal 3 sections for record storage. Pathé reproducer.

113. Pathé

“Actuelle” Model H, ca. 1920, France

Dimensions: 123 x 80 x 47 cm Serial No.: 3088

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A rare floor standing gramophone with paperboard sound reproducing diaphragm, the Pathé “Actuelle” could play either vertical or lateral records, by choosing the correct setting and installing the appropriate needle. Mahogany case on 4 rotating wheels, a lid and two smaller front doors that open to reveal the turntable and diaphragm and two larger front doors that open to reveal 5 sections for record storage.

114. Pathé

“Diffusor”, ca. 1920, France

Dimensions: 40 x 55 x 57 cm Around 1920 Pathé released a series of very unusual gramophones that had no reproducer, no tonearm and no horn, but instead featured a funnel made from paperboard called “Diffusor” and a sapphire “needle” attached directly to it. Oak case with cover that has moveable shutters used for regulating the sound volume.

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115. Phonolamp

ca. 1920, USA

Model No. C,

Dimensions: 170 x 65 x 65 cm Serial No.: 1170 A quite rare item, especially the floor-model Phonolamp Model No. C with its original matching pedestal, heavily decorated in the Baroque style with embossed floral designs. Made by Electric Phonograph Corp., New York City ca. 1920. This Phonolamp comes with 2 lampshades - a classic fabric lampshade with beaded tassels and a very interesting stained glass panel lampshade. Equipped with its original decagonal SUPREME reproducer. 50


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116. Unknown

Gramophone, ca. 1920, England

Dimensions: 80 x 56 x 68 cm A very unusual gramophone most likely made in England with Wedgwood Jasperware style ceramic sage inlay on the front and the same motif repeating on the inside of the horn. Wooden case with ceramic and metal decorations, “The Oxford” sound box and large 55 cm diameter brass horn.

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117. His

Master’s Voice School Model 26, ca. 1920, England

Dimensions: 150 x 56 x 83 cm A gramophone specifically designed to be used in schools and promoted by issuing booklets for the teachers. Oak case with a lid, a slide-out board for taking notes or placing small items, hinged lower shelf that lifts up to reveal the wooden cross beams just above the floor level meant to be used for storage of the horn, “Exhibiton” reproducer, Morning Glory horn painted black with gold painted details.

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118. Unknown

Gramophone, ca. 1920, Germany

119. Grammofono

Dimensions: 100 x 66 x 60 cm

Dimensions: 96 x 67 x 73 cm

ca. 1920, Italy

Pergolizzi Premiato,

Unknown gramophone sold in Germany. Walnut Unusual gramophone manufactured in Naples, Italy. case decorated with square wooden frames on front Wooden case with brass covered corners, inlaid glass and sides and inlaid brass ornaments on the front, windows on front and one side, unknown reproducer “Polyphon Electrix” sound box and a very large 66 and very large 62 cm diameter brass flower horn. cm diameter flower horn ombré painted light-blue to dark-blue.

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120. Columbia

Grafonola Gramophone, ca. 1920, USA

121. La

Voix de son maître Lumière Model 450, ca. 1923, France

Dimensions: 80 x 50 x 67 cm

Dimensions: 40 x 67 x 60 cm

Unusual Columbia Grafonola model with external Very rare gramophone based on the Lumière Pleated horn as Grafonola models where meant to be internal Diaphragm patents and sold by the French horn alternatives to the external horn Disc subsidiary company of The Gramophone Co. Ltd. Graphophone models. Oak case, Columbia Mahogany case with inlaid ornament on the front, reproducer, 50 cm diameter flower horn painted lid that can be opened at multiple levels meant to black with gold painted details. control the sound volume and the Lumière Diaphragm serving as both the horn and the reproducer. 52


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122. Brunswick

Model 110, ca. 1920, Canada

123. Max

Jentzsch & Meerz Coin-Op Jemaphone, ca. 1925, Germany

Dimensions: 110 x 50 x 55 cm Serial No.: 159514

Dimensions: 113 x 56 x 56 cm Jemaphone, 10 pfennig coin-operated gramophone produced by Max Jentzsch & Meerz. Better known for their gaming and amusement machines they started developing “speaking machines” at the beginning of the 1920s, due to the bad economic situation in Germany. Stained oak case with two frontal “tone doors” which open to reveal the internal horn and two larger front doors which open to reveal the space for record storage, Goldring “Magnet” soundbox.

Produced by the Canadian branch of the Brunswick Balke Collender Company. A distinctive Brunswick innovation was its Ultona reproducer, designed to play all three main types of discs sold in that period: normal lateral shellac (Victor and Columbia 78s), vertical cut shellac (Pathé), and vertical cut Diamond Discs (Edison). Mahogany case with lid and large frontal door opening to reveal 6 sections for record storage, wooden grille in front of the internal horn, “Ultona” reproducer.

124. Küchenmeister

Ultraphone Floor Model Gramophone, ca. 1925 Germany

Dimensions: 105 x 69 x 54 cm Serial No.: 10319 Produced by the company conglomerate Küchenmeister-Konzern with the main feature of two separate reproducers and two internal horns to produce a stereo effect and double the sound volume. Very rare machine in cylindrical oak case with a flat lid and two integrated internal horns producing the unique look all Ultraphone models had, two Ultraphone reproducers.

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125. Carl

Lindström A.G. Electric Odeon Model Werckmeister, ca. 1925, Germany

Dimensions: 40 x 55 x 51 cm Serial No.: 13621 Very rare electric variation of the Odeon Model Werckmeister. Mahogany case with lid and two front doors that open to reveal two different internal horns, Odeon “OK” soundbox.

126. Carl

Lindström A.G. Odeon Model Werckeister, ca. 1925, Germany

Dimensions: 40 x 55 x 51 cm The distinguishing feature of this Odeon model are the two different internal horns that by using the “tone doors” can produce different sound and volume. Stained oak case with lid and two front doors that open to reveal two different internal horns, Parlophon soundbox.

127. Klingsorwerke

Klingsor Coin-Op Gramophone, ca. 1925, Germany

128. Peter

Pan Gramophone, ca 1925, England

Dimensions: 40 x 55 x 52 cm Serial No.: 6889

Dimensions: 16 x 13 x 20 cm

Peter Pan travel gramophone produced by the Peter Klingsor, 10 pfennig coin-operated gramophone Pan Gramophone Company Ltd. Wooden case covered produced by Klingsorwerke - Krebs & Klenk, Hanau, in faux leather with Bakelite carrying handle, Germany. Unlike this model Klingsor gramophones Parlophon soundbox and a tin horn covered in faux often had strings stretched across the horn opening leather integrated in to the lid. that resonated as the sound was emitted. Oak case with a lid and two frontal doors that open to reveal the internal horn, Klingsor soundbox. 54


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129. Peter

Pan “Pocket” Model, ca 1925, England

130. Pathéphone

Dimensions: 20 x 45 x 13 cm

Dimensions: 13 x 26 x 16,5 cm

The style of these gramophones was heavily influenced by the portable cameras popular at the time. Wooden case covered in faux leather with leather carrying handle, Peter Pan soundbox and a foldable faux leather horn integrated in to the lid.

Small Pathé travel gramophone that can be disassembled to contain all its parts in the tiny case. Wooden case and a lid covered with brown leather and an opening on the front revealing the internal horn.

ca. 1925, France

Model No. 910,

131. Pathéphone

ca. 1925, France

Model No. 910,

132. His

Master’s Voice Model 55 (Nursery Model), ca. 1927, England

Dimensions: 13,5 x 26 x 16,5 cm

Dimensions: 24 x 38 x 38 cm

Small Pathé travel gramophone that can be disassembled to contain all its parts in the tiny case. Wooden case and a lid covered with black faux leather and an opening on the front revealing the internal horn, Pathé reproducer.

A very basic hornless machine designed for sale to families with children. Wooden case with white enamel coating and nursery-rhyme transfers, “Exhibition” soundbox, internal horn. Comes with a wooden transport case covered in leather.

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133. Mikiphone

Pocket Phonograph, ca. 1926, Switzerland

134. Mignionphone

Version 2, ca. 1926, Switzerland

Dimensions: 7 x 18 x 18 cm

Dimensions: 8 x 14 x 22 cm

Mikiphone “An Orchestra in the Pocket” was patented by the Vadász brothers, of Hungarian origin, living in Geneva, and manufactured by Maison Paillard. Tin case, Mikiphone soundbox and very unusual Bakelite horn. Comes with a leather carrying case.

The second version of the Mignionphone originally patented in France in 1923, was manufactured in Switzerland, under licence, for export only, by Maison Paillard. Wooden case covered in leather with leather carrying handle, Mignonphone sound box and hexagonal cardboard horn.

135. His

Master’s Voice Model 32, ca. 1927, England

136. Vickers

Guiniphone, ca. 1929, England

Dimensions: 70 x 60 x 73 cm Serial No.: 320000949

Dimensions: 27 x 38 x 42 cm

Made by the British engineering firm, Vickers, the The best known of the late His Master’s Voice Guiniphone was equipped with a full-sized 25,4 cm open-horn models and the last to be included in the turntable, but the instrument’s most striking feature, U.K. catalogues. The main difference between this was the brightly decorated and collapsible conical and the earlier HMV open-horn models is the sound diaphragm horn made of light cardboard with pick-up conduit that is carried through the case instead of that included heavy iron weights to hold the stylus directly from the tone-arm to the horn. Oak case, in the record’s groove. Housed in a wooden carrying HMV No.4 soundbox, very large 60 cm diameter case with tan faux leather. Morning Glory horn painted black with gold painted details. 56


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137. Nirona-Werke

Nier & Ehmer Nirona “Picknick”, ca. 1929, Germany

138. Nirona-Werke

Nier & Ehmer Nirona “Picknick”, ca. 1929, Germany

Dimensions: 24 x 12,5 x 20 cm

Dimensions: 17 x 12,5 x 20 cm

Produced in Nier & Ehmer Metallwarenfabrik, Beierfeld, Germany. Tin case painted dark-red, Nirona soundbox and Nirona patented bell-shaped horn painted dark-red. Comes in black tin transport case with leather handle.

Nier & Ehmer Metallwarenfabrik initially produced parts for cars and bicycles, steel helmets during World War I, storm lamps and other metal goods, but from 1925 they started producing gramophones - mainly tin travel and children’s gramophones. Tin case painted dark-red, Nirona soundbox and tin horn painted dark-red. Comes in black tin transport case with plastic handle.

139. Peerless

Phone Case Gramophone, ca. 1930, France

140. Colibri

Model Junior, ca. 1929, Belgium

Dimensions: 46 x 40 x 30 cm

Dimensions: 10 x 9 x 12 cm

Peerless Phone case gramophone with Pathé mechanism ca. 1930, France. Wooden case covered with black faux leather, internal horn, speed selector and extra needle bowl with cover.

Colibri a cute little travel gramophone that could be fully disassembled, including the telescopic two part tonearm, to fit in the empty side of the tiny box. Tin case covered in black faux leather with leather handle, Miraphone sound box and internal horn. Dimensions:

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141. Children’s

Gramophone, ca. 1930, Germany

142. Paillard

& Cie. Palliard Model No. 304, ca. 1930, Switzerland

Dimensions: 18 x 27 x 28 cm

Dimensions: 17 x 31,5 x 41 cm

Cute little children’s gramophone that plays 15 cm (6 inch) diameter records like the Odeonette shellac records. Red painted wooden case with internal horn. Germany, ca. 1930.

Travel gramophone manufactured by the Paillard & Cie. factories in Sainte-Croix, Switzerland. Wooden case covered in dark-green faux leather with lid that has a 6 record folder strapped on the inside, Paillard soundbox, internal horn.

143. Wünsch

& Marcrander Awiton Self-recording and Playback Device, ca. 1933, Germany

144. Mikky

Phone, ca. 1935, Japan

Dimensions: 10 x 11 x 15 cm

Dimensions: 38 x 41 x 54 cm Serial No.: 74604

Gramophone manufactured by Mikkyphone MFG. Co Ltd., Osaka, Japan. Highly prized by Japanese soldiers, fondly nicknamed “Bento Bako” - “Lunch Box” in English. Black metal case with leather carrying strap, Mikky Phone soundbox and a very unusual design metal horn painted brown.

Wünsch & Marcrander from Leipzig, Germany produced the Awiton combined device that could record on the special, flexible and transparent self-recording sound films and play them back. Awiton devices where sold separately or in a case. Stained oak case with a lid and two frontal doors which open to reveal the control panel. 58


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145. His

Master’s Voice Radiogram Model No. 490, ca. 1936, England

Dimensions: 116 x 62 x 45 cm Serial No.: A/I 20408 In British English, a radiogram (portmanteau of radio and gramophone) is a piece of furniture that combined a radio and record player. Walnut case with lid, burl wood veneer, electromagnetic dynamic loudspeaker covered by a metal grille, long and short wave radio, automatic record changer.

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146. Wurlitzer

Model 850 “Peacock”, ca. 1941, USA

Dimensions: 166 x 99 x 66 cm “The “”Peacock” was the first jukebox to utilise polaroid film in the cabinet display and was also notable for being the first to use an electrical rather than a mechanical selector. Beautiful case with a walnut framed glass centre panel - shield depicting two peacocks perched on a branch and behind this a polarising unit spins two circular discs of film which are lit from within, causing the peacocks change colour, Art Nouveau inspired nickel detailing swoops down the sides of the machine and also provides an elegant cover for the front speaker. Plays 78-RPM records with 24 selections. 61


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Model 1080 “Colonial” Jukebox, 1945-1949, USA

Dimensions: 150 x 84 x 64 cm While not as intricate as “The Bubbler”, Wurlitzer Model 1080 had a vastly unique design compared to other Wurlitzer jukebox models. The “Colonial” featured an elegant dark and light wooden case, light up plastic decorations including the very distinctive “harp” design and large mirrored trim. Coin-operated, plays a single side of 78-RPM records with 24 selections.

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Model 1015 “The Bubbler” Jukebox, 1946-1947, USA

Dimensions: 152 x 84 x 64 cm Arguably the most popular jukebox of all time Wurlitzer Model 1015 was introduced in 1946 right after World War II ended and building materials became available again. “The Bubbler” featured art deco style influenced case with domed top, shiny chrome details, illuminated, colour-changing pilasters, and 8 bubble tubes lending to the nickname for the model. Coin-operated, plays a single side of 78-RPM records with 24 selections. 63


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149. Wurlitzer

Model 1100 “Bomber Nose” Jukebox, 1947-1949, USA

Dimensions: 147 x 77 x 69 cm Wurlitzer Model 1100 tried to move away from 1940’s art deco design by using a number of stylistic elements from the aerospace and automotive design at the time. The “Bomber Nose” got its nickname from the enlarged plastic dome over the record player, similar to the nose of Boeing B-17 “Flying Fortress” bomber, which allowed for the working mechanism to be seen much clearer. Multi-coloured lights rotate within the pilasters, red-yellow interior dome lighting, rotating song selector, shiny chrome details. Coin-operated, plays a single side of 78-RPM records with 24 selections. 64


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150. Rock-Ola

Limited Edition Elvis Presley CD Jukebox, 2014, USA

Dimensions: 152 x 84 x 68 cm Limited edition (only 99 pieces worldwide) Rock-Ola Wurlitzer 1015 inspired CD jukebox made in celebration of the 60th anniversary since the beginning of Elvis Presley’s music career. The stunning white finish case features four phasing colour cylinders, eight bubble tubes, die-cast metal trim finished in gold colour and custom Elvis Presley murals and artwork. The 100 CD jukebox produces outstanding sound due to its five speakers with dual three-way system, has a full remote control, auxiliary port and Bluetooth, allowing the music playback from almost any device. 65


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151. Paillard

Sublime Harmony Music Box and Writing Desk, ca. 1880, Switzerland

Dimensions: 127 x 118 x 64 cm Paillard Sublime Harmony music box in a case with beautiful veneer work and inlaid floral ornaments on front and lid, 8 tune indicator, “zither” attachment and a front drawer that stores 3 additional interchangeable cylinders. The music box sits on top of a very ornate, serpentine shaped pull-out writing desk with burled walnut finish and extensive inlays. The two frontal doors of the desk open to reveal four extra drawers, holding 6 additional interchangeable cylinders.

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152. Biedermeier

“Trois-Corps” Bureau with Mermod Frères Musical Mechanism, ca. 1870, Switzerland

Dimensions: 184,5 x 95 x 59 cm Fantastic “Trois-Corps” Biedermeier style bureau desk ca. 1820 with beautiful veneer work and incredible inlays on all 3 sides, housing the crank wound Swiss Mermod Frères musical mechanism with “zither” attachment, tune indicator and 9 additional interchangable cylinders stored in the drawers.

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music box with table and 4 interchangeable cylinders ca. 1880

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Dimensions: 24 x 80 x 32 cm Only the music box Serial No.: 385 A large lever wound cylinder music box with a table ca. 1880. The front drawer of the table contains 3 extra interchangeable 33 cm wide cylinders. Beautiful inlays with butterfly motif on the cover and front of the music box and a floral musical instrument motif on the table.

154. Mermod

Frères Coin-Op Music Box ca. 1890, Switzerland

Dimensions: 31 x 92,5 x 37 cm A coin-operated crank wound Mermod Frères Swiss music box most likely used in a public space like train station. Walnut case with lid and carved leaf motif on the front, internal glass dust cover, 10 tune indicator and a slow/fast playback speed selector. Plays 28 cm wide music cylinders.

155. “The

Seaside” Photo Album with Music Mechanism, ca. 1880, Germany

Dimensions: 30 x 25 x 7 cm “The Seaside” photo album is bound in very ornate leather covers, features 11 double sided pages with 42 photographs total and beautiful seaside/ship illustrations. A key wound music mechanism is integrated in the back cover, wound from the back and activated by opening the metal latch that closes the photo album.

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156. Ducommun

Girod Music box, ca. 1860, Switzerland

157. Unknown

Music box, ca. 1890, Switzerland

Dimensions: 11 x 60 x 25 cm Serial No.: 7526

Dimensions: 17 x 63 x 25 cm Serial No.: 4745

Ducommun Girod key wound music box in a very unusual case with mechanism on the left side leaving empty space on the right. Walnut case with rounded corners, matching lid without hinges and a brass flower ornament on the lid. Plays 20 cm wide music cylinders.

An unknown lever wound music box, most likely from Switzerland, that plays some well-known tunes. Walnut case with lid that has a large inlaid floral motif ornament, internal glass dust cover. Plays 32 cm wide music cylinders.

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158. Music

Box with Zither Attachment, ca. 1890, Switzerland

Dimensions: 18 x 62 x 23 cm Serial No.: 14866

159. Harpe

Eolienne Zither Music box, ca. 1890, Switzerland

Dimensions: 16 x 54 x 22 cm Serial No.: 1532

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Swiss lever wound music box with reproduction song sheet, 6 tune indicator, start/stop and change/repeat mechanisms with instruction in French and a “zither” attachment that produces zither-like sound when activated. Beautiful case with intricate veneer work, 2 ornate metal carrying handles, lid that has a large inlaid floral motif ornament and internal glass dust cover. Plays 33 cm wide music cylinders.

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Lever wound music box with original 8 tune song sheet featuring a large royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom illustration. Walnut case with lid that has a large inlaid ornament, internal glass dust cover. Plays 28 cm wide music cylinders.

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160. Regina

27” Automatic Disc-Changing Music Box Orchestral Corona Style 34, ca. 1905, USA

Dimensions: 185,5 x 99 x 67 cm AUDIO SAMPLE

Regina 27” Style 34 produced by the Regina Music Box Company, Rahway, New Jersey, USA. The automatically changing 12 disc mechanism allowed for a large choice of music and long playback for a coin or at will for the home use model. Ornate highly polished oak case with gallery, piano sounding board, large glass bottom window and two frontal doors with glass allowing access to the mechanism. Two large music combs with 175 teeth embracing over seven octaves playing the massive 68,6 cm (27 inch) diameter discs.

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Symphonion Style No. 92, 64 cm Disc Variation ca. 1895

Dimensions: 225 x 82 x 53 cm Large upright style coin-operated disc music box known as the “Monster Automaton No. 92” made by Symphonion Musikwerke Leipzig, Germany ca. 1895. This music box has 192 teeth in two music combs and uses the No. 192 (64 cm) discs.

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162. Orphenion

Disc Music Box, ca. 1895, Germany

163. Symphonion

Style 30A Disc Music Box, ca. 1900, Germany

Dimensions: 20 x 54 x 48 cm

Dimensions: 32 x 55 x 45 cm Serial No.: 165790

Orphenion crank wound disc music box produced by Bruno Rückert in Leipzig, Germany. Polished walnut case with carved ornaments on the lid, Orphenion decal on the lid inside and a 50 teeth music comb. Plays 27,3 cm diameter discs.

Crank wound disc music box produced by Symphonion Musikwerke, Leipzig, Germany. Ornate walnut case with corner posts, lid inlaid with floral motif on the outside and an artwork inlaid on the inside, ornate brass handles on sides and front for lid opening and inner glass dust cover. The music box features two combs in sublime harmonie arrangement with 100 teeth total and plays the No. 30 34,5 cm discs.

164. Fortuna

No. 260, ca. 1903, Germany

Dimensions: 29 x 64 x 50 cm Serial No.: 17561

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Crank wound disc music box produced by Jules Heinrich Zimmermann in Leipzig, Germany. This series of music boxes where known as “Salon Music Boxes” in the original sales catalogue. Walnut case with floral motif inlaid on the lid and an artwork inlay on the inside of the lid, glass dust cover for the mechanism and operating instructions in both German and Russian. Two music combs with 90 teeth total and play 41 cm diameter discs.

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165. Polyphon

Style No. 45 Disc Music Box, ca. 1900, Germany

166. Polyphon

Style No. 44D Disc Music Box, ca. 1914, Germany

Dimensions: 32 x 62 x 52 cm Serial No.: 26686

Dimensions: 27 x 54 x 50 cm Serial No.: 33472

Crank wound disc music box in ornate walnut case with intricate bird and floral motif inlaid on the lid and an artwork inlay on the inside of the lid, brass lid handle, bottom drawer for disc storage with brass handle. Single music comb, plays 39,8 cm discs.

Crank wound disc music box with one of the more popular Polyphon case styles. Ornate polished walnut case with floral motif inlaid on the lid and an artwork inlay on the inside of the lid. Duplex music comb with 154 teeth total, plays 39,8 cm discs.

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167. Polyphon

Style No. 43N Disc Music Box, ca. 1900, Germany

Dimensions: 22 x 55 x 58 cm Serial No.: 1319 Crank wound disc music box produced by Polyphon Musikwerke, Leipzig, Germany. Walnut case with floral motif inlaid on the lid and an artwork inlay on the inside of the lid. Duplex music comb with 154 teeth total, spiral spring mechanism, plays 39,8 cm discs.

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168. Imperator

Style No. 52 Coin-operated Upright Disc Music Box ca. 1900

Dimensions: 190 x 75 x 45 cm Serial No.: 114 Style 52 Imperator coin-operated upright disc music by F.A. Richter & Co., Rudolfstadt, Deutschland, ca. 1900. A spectacular instrument with the very rare four parallel combs and twelve tuned steel bells, that plays 53,5 cm (21 inch) discs. An unusual characteristic of this particular style is the full-length front door opening to give access to the disc-storage space below the musical movement.

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169. Coin-operated

Kalliope Upright Disc Music Box ca. 1900

Dimensions: 200 x 70 x 40 cm Serial No.: 24330

This coin-operated upright disc music box produced with the “Calliope” spelling features duplex comb with “zither” attachment for adjustable tone moderation and a unique mechanism that drops a metal ball on a bell once the music box has stopped playing. The music box plays 45 cm discs.

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170. Regina

15½” Automatic Changer with Art Glass, ca. 1900, USA

Dimensions: 151 x 78,5 x 51 cm Introduced in 1899 and produced by the Regina Music Box Company, Rahway, New Jersey, USA, the Regina 15½” Automatic Changer was available in several variations - both with or without coin slot for home use. The automatically changing 12 disc mechanism allowed for a large choice of music and long playback. Mahogany case with large art glass front doors and 156 teeth duplex combs playing the 39,4 cm (15½ inch) diameter discs.

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171. Replica

Polyphone Style 100 “Savoyard”, Late 20th Century

Dimensions: 165 x 54 x 72 cm A replica of the ca. 1900 Polyphon “Savoyard” with original, crank wound 108 teeth music comb mechanism that plays 28,1 cm discs. Beautiful solid wood organ player figure, wooden case with imitation pipe flutes and drawer in the base for additional music disc storage.

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172. Fortuna

No. 375 Coin-operated Disc Music Box, ca. 1900, Germany

Dimensions: 237 x 88 x 50 cm Serial No.: 24425 Produced by Jules Heinrich Zimmermann (Leipzig, Germany) one of the most popular of the larger Adler/Fortuna styles was No. 370 “The Marvel”. Model No. 375 was the same music box, but it was originally sold together with a matching base cabinet. Cabinets were usually built of walnut. Instruments in the 300 series were designated as “Musik Automaten” (coin-operated music boxes). This music box features a 14-note reed organ, a snare drum, and a triangle, in addition to the 118 teeth music combs and uses 66,5 cm discs. Originally sold for 457,50 German marks in 1900.

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BX Orchestrion with Automatic Roll Changer, ca. 1917, USA

Dimensions: 208 x 152,5 x 71 cm

25¢ coin-operated Wurlitzer BX orchestrion with flute pipes and automatic 6 roll changer produced by the Rudolph Wurlitzer Company, USA. Wurlitzer constantly changed the design of the B, BX, C, and CX cases, however, most shared common features - the long vertical art glass panels and a rectangular art glass panel in the center and a clear glass door for the roll mechanism. Comes with a shadow box containing the mascot named Rudolph and the story of Rudolph.

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174. Hupfeld

Universal Grand No. 1, ca. 1914, Germany

Dimensions: 208 x 147 x 80 cm Produced by Ludwig Hupfeld A.G., Leipzig, Germany the Universal, a basic type of ”nickelodeon”, was offered in several different models - Universal, Concert Universal, Universal Grand, Clavitist Universal and Universal Orchestra each with a different interior specifications and cases. The Universal Grand No. 1 featured piano, mandolin and a 30-note metal xylophone. Ornate case with mirror and art glass inlays, metal ornament on the front and two decorative lamps for keyboard illumination. Comes with 60 multi-tune music rolls.

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175. Mills

Novelty Company Violano-Virtuoso, ca. 1912, USA

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Dimensions: 161 x 105 x 75 cm Serial No.: 1530 The Mills Novelty Company out of Chicago is mostly remembered for the Violano-Virtuoso and the arcade and gaming machines. Born as the “Mills Automatic Virtuosa” in 1905 its inventor- Henry K. Sandell developed the idea further and in 1912 the Mills Violano-Virtuoso started to become a big success. The Violano-Virtuoso may be best defined as a violin with piano accompaniment, where other companies in the mechanical music field used pneumatics, the Violano-Virtuoso is played by a finger-like arrangement of electro magnets operated by a small motor. A somewhat simplistic Mahagony case with two sets of folding front doors, allowing full access to the machine. Comes with 10 original and recut multi-tune rolls. 81


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176. Popper

& Co. Orchestrion No. 23, “Happy Jazz”, ca. 1925, Germany

Dimensions: 232 x 148 x 77 cm Produced by Popper & Co., Leipzig, Germany these orchestrions featured instrumentation (piano, mandolin, bass drum, snare drum, wood block, cymbal and triangle) to successfully catch and reproduce the typical jazz band sound. Case with a light up dancer decoration between two doors which provide access to percussion instruments in the top extension and two decorative lamps for keyboard illumination. Comes with 20 multi-tune music rolls.

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177. Piano,

ca. 1920, USA

Dimensions: 153 x 190 cm Serial No.: 241462

Steinway & Sons grand piano in Mahagony case with the Duo-Art reproducing mechanism capable of re-enacting a very realistic artists performance down to the different nuances and idiosyncrasies of technique. Further adjustments can be made for different levels of intensity, bass and treble. Comes with 100 rolls.

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178. 64-Key

Vander Beken Fairground Organ, ca. 1912, Belgium

Dimensions: 304 x 358 x 123 cm AUDIO SAMPLE

64-Key fairground organ built by the famous Belgian organ builder - Julius Bartholomeus Vander Beken from Enghien, Belgium. He received the training in building mechanical organs at the works of Louis Francois Hooghuys and only built a very limited number of high standard organs. Extremely ornate organ front with carved wood decorations, paintings and even a set of organ figures. Comes with 3 large cases of endless folding cardboard music.

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Duwyn Baby Taj Mahal Dance Organ, ca. 1920, Belgium

Dimensions: 330 x 302 x 122 cm Built by Reymond Duwyn, who at one point was an employee of the famous Theophile Mortier factory - builders of some of the most famous dance organs and café orchestrions. Duwyn was a very limited production builder whose output was probably only several instruments per year, but built to a very high standard, lending to a particularly sweet, mellow and “warm” type of sound. A masterpiece reproduction organ façade based on the famous Taj Mahal with exceptional details beautifully painted as well as a set amazing organ figures with integrated light-up details.

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180. Biedermeier

ca. 1840, France

Style Barrel Organ,

Dimensions: 135 x 80 x 50 cm A hand cranked Biedermeier style barrel organ most likely made by Rolin Chomassin, organ builder in Mirecourt, France. The organ has 3 interchangeable 57,5 cm wide organ barrels, wood, metal and trumpet pipes, drums and a triangle. Wooden case with flat lid and a front window allowing to see the mechanism in action during play.

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Improved Celestina Paper Roll Organette Late 19th Century

Dimensions: 36 x 40 x 33 cm Serial nr.: 17022

The Improved Celestina tabletop, hand crank 20 note organette that uses an interchangeable 14 cm paper roll for each tune. Manufactured in the late 19th century most likely in the USA. Wooden cabinet with golden decals.

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182. Original

Raffin R31/84 “Konzert” Street Organ ca. 1980

Dimensions: 115 x 120 x 63 cm (Excluding the cart)

Original Raffin R31/84 “Konzert” Street Organ made by Orgelbau Josef Raffin in Überlingen, Germany ca. 1980. Roll-operated, hand-cranked with second rewind crank. All sides of the case are beautifully hand-painted. The organ comes on a cart with a large drawer for roll storage and a nice little coinbox with swan painting. 86


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Decap Dance Organ, ca. 1956, Belgium

Dimensions: 280 x 390 x 190 cm AUDIO SAMPLE

Produced by Gebroeders Decap Antwerpen this 105key Decap dance organ is an absolute classic and with its colourful exterior, illuminated plastics and visible action of the full size music instruments. The organ features a set of accordions, a set of saxophones, drum set, castanets as well as the organ pipes and also comes with a lot of organ music.

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184. Super

Junior Reproduco, ca. 1920, USA

Dimensions: 160 x 366 x 203 cm (Fully assembled) Intended for theatre use, the Super Junior Reproduco was an outstanding success selling over 1000 units in the 1920’s. It consisted of 3 units – organ, side cabinet and a blower/vacuum unit. The extra side cabinet allowed for an extra rank of quintadena and flute pipes instead of the usual three ranks found in the regular models. The organ contained the twin roll mechanism which permitted continuous playing of music (one roll played as the other rewound), two keyboard piano and additional pipes. Comes with 36 multi-tune rolls.

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185. Antique

Black Forest Flute Pipe Clock ca. 1820

Dimensions: 215 x 60 x 40 cm

This antique Black Forest flute pipe clock features a painting of George IV Prince Regent of the United Kingdom on the clock face. The original song sheet shows the clock playing 5 classic German melodies.

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186. Modern

Portable Harmonium with 4 Air Stop Knobs

Dimensions: 33 x 56 x 43 cm

A nice, little, modern portable harmonium with 4 air stop knobs. The harmonium can be easily put together for simple transport or storage. Unknown maker.

187. Decorative

Wall Mounted Shelves for Displaying and Storing Phonograph Records

Dimensions: 66 x 52 x 16 cm

Wooden wall mounted shelves with 3 sections, that are the ideal size for storing and displaying phonograph cylinder records and come prefilled with empty phonograph record cases.

188. Stroviols

Concert Model Phono-fiddle, ca. 1920, England

Dimensions: 23 x 25 x 90 cm

A very unusual musical instrument, the Stroviols Concert Model Phono-fiddle/one string fiddle with a 19 cm diameter horn. Registration No. 677208. 91


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His Master’s Voice Store Display “Nipper” Statue, ca. 1930, USA

Dimensions: 95 x 50 x 92 cm

Large His Master’s Voice store display “Nipper” dog statue by Old King Cole Papier Mache Company of Canton, Ohio, only available to the RCA Victor dealers in the 1930’s.

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Size His Master’s Voice “Nipper” Statue

Dimensions: 40 x 20 x 37 cm

A modern ceramic production statue of ‘His Master’s Voice “Nipper” dog.

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Vogue 10-inch Picture Records, ca 1946, USA

Dimensions: 25,4 cm (10 inch) diameter

Vogue picture records were produced by Sav-Way Industries of Detroit, Michigan, first released to the public in May 1946 with the production ceased less than a year later in April 1947. The definite beginning and ending point as well as the colourful illustrations covered in clear vinyl make these records highly collectible.

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Set of 4 Different Vintage Record Travel Cases

Dimensions: 7,5 x 28 x 28 cm (Each)

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Mount Display Gramophone Needle Tin Collection

Dimensions: 137 x 60 x 6 cm

Amazing gramophone needle tin collection in wall mount display shelf with glass access doors.

194. Gramophone

Needle and Needle Tin Collection in a Wooden Cabinet

Dimensions: 80 x 62 x 65 cm

A wooden cabinet with 6 drawers and a shelf, filled with gramophone needles and gramophone needle tins, some empty, some filled.

195. Small

Gramophone Needle Tin Collection in Table Top/Wall Mount Display

Dimensions: 60 x 40 x 24 cm

A small gramophone needle tin collection in table top/wall mount display shelf with glass access doors.

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“Sesame” Fall Front Record Cabinet, early 20th century, England

Dimensions: 100 x 50 x 57 cm

Early 20th century fall front record cabinet the “Sesame” by Boumphrey, Arundel & Co Ltd, London, England. Three felt lined sections that can hold a large amount of records.

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Master’s Voice Nipper Logo “Stained Glass” Puzzle

Dimensions: 4 x 29 x 36 cm

A RCA Victor puzzle of the famous “His Master’s Voice” logo featuring the dog “Nipper”, done in “stained glass” style. Factory sealed box.

198. Vintage

Record Travel Case for Larger Records

Dimensions: 9 x 33 x 33 cm Vintage record travel case made to fit the larger 29 cm diameter records.

199. Original

Victor Victrola Transport Create, ca. 1920, USA

Dimensions: 100 x 50 x 50 cm

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A large number of phonograph records, gramophone records, discs for disc music boxes and paper organ rolls are available for the items seen in this collection.

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