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Object Name Phonograph
Catalog Number 1991.20.1
Maker Victor Talking Machine Company
Date ca. 1910
Dimensions H-44.25 W-24 D-23.5 inches
Description This is a wooden veneer case phonograph. The top lid lifts to reveal a turn table. The lid is hinged on the back with locking arm that holds it open. There is a manufacturer's label on the inside of the lid. The piece has a green felt-covered stamped steel turn table with a rotary speed control at the lower right. There is a plated steel stylus bar with rotating stylus. There is a wooden form in the back left that has three holes; one holds the needle storage tin, where there is a paper packet with two needles inside. There is a keyhole for the lid lock in front of the case. There is a steel crank with black enameled wooden grip on the right side of the case. Two small upper doors on the case front conceal four record shelves. Two larger doors below conceal acoustic speaker. There are three original casters. The back panel unscrews to reveal works.
Collection Waveland State Historic Site Collection
People Victor Talking Machine Company
Subjects Phonograph industry
Phonograph records
Record players
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS