The Talking Machine: An Illustrated Compendium, 1877-1929

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Schiffer Pub Limited, 1997 - Antiques & Collectibles - 253 pages
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An incredible variety of antique record players is documented, including those with external-horns as well as internal-horn devices, collectively known as "talking machines." The authoritative text and up-to-date value guide complement hundreds of photos to provide in this one volume a veritable library on the subject.

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Picture the small "Madame Hendron" doll of 1922 with six celluloid cylinders of nursery rhymes that it played, the compact "Dixiephone," or the large horned mechanisms with cranks in beautiful oak ... Read full review


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Introduction 7
The Beginnings of the Talking 19091914

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