Antique phonograph accessories and contraptions
The commercial development of the phonograph, during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, inspired a host of adjunct technology, from fancifully-painted flower horns to record storage disguised as furniture. Here are gadgets to make any snake oil salesman proud, illustrated with 555 color photographs. To aid the collector there is a guide to current values.
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The Compleat Talking Machine: A Collector's Guide to Antique Phonographs
Eric L. Reiss
Limited preview - 2007
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