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Buy with confidence -- here are unsolicited e-mails from recent customers: Hello Tim, Just to let you know I received the Edison Fireside player on Monday.... right on time. It's sure a beauty!  Just what I've been looking for.  It was so well packed that it took me half an hour to extricate all the bits and pieces and get it set up.  First cylinder I played was "Yankee Doodle Dandy"  by Billy Murray.   Just think, after nearly a hundred years brought back to life on the original player!  Can't help but muse on the miracle it must have been at the turn of the last century. Believe it or not, the power went out here the next day for about 4 hours, so I spent the afternoon in front of the fire, with the Edison Fireside bringing back the old music.  -- M.H., WA

Tim, We received the “Victor E” and it was a huge hit. The kids, my husband and I just loved it. I am not used to buying something so expensive unseen but it was a wonderful experience. My kids are 16 and 12 and into today’s world, when there is free time and computer games are waiting and TV show pre-recorded and ready to watch, it was a wonderful experience to sit as a family and listen to records their great grandmother had collected. Many thanks for your guidance.  Warm regards, S.H., CA


STANDARD DISC TALKING MACHINE, MODEL "A," 1908

Have you been wanting a genuine antique phonograph -- NOT one of the crummy fakes flooding the Internet?  If yes is the answer, and you also want a reasonable price, then the Standard Disc Model "A" is for you! Click on the image above to see more pictures, get full details and find out the price.


A VERY RARE DISC GRAPHOPHONE, TYPE "AJ," 1904

This beautiful creature is completely original and one of the rarest of the Columbia Disc Graphophones. Find out more! -- just click on the image of the Columbia AJ above to see more pictures, get info and price.


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VICTOR "D" TALKING MACHINE WITH BIG FLOWER HORN, 1904

The Victor "D" is for those who want to enjoy the full experience of ancient analog music -- it's substantial in size, has a three-spring motor and a 12" diameter turntable. The extra large horn delivers a powerful sound. Find out more! -- just click on the image of the Victor D above to see more pictures, get info and price.


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VICTOR "I" TALKING MACHINE, 1906

This early version of the Victor "I" (One) is about as cute as a button! Looking for a reasonably-priced instrument to entertain you in style? You've found it -- just click on the image of the Victor I above to see more pictures, get info and price.


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VICTOR "VI" TALKING MACHINE, WITH "SPEAR-TIP" MAHOGANY HORN. 1908

The Victor "VI" (Six) is often considered to be the pinnacle of achievement in both the talking machine art, and the aspirations of collectors. At the top of most collector's lists is this stunning beauty. Find out more, see more pictures, get details and price -- click the image of the Victor VI above.


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VICTOR "III" TALKING MACHINE, 1908

This charming and beautiful Victor III has classic good looks, iconic style, and conveys the very essence of the turn of the twentieth century. Don't you need a little Old School glamour in your home? Click the image of the Victor III (Three) above and see more pictures, get details and price.


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VICTOR II TALKING MACHINE, 1908, WITH OAK WOODEN HORN

This Victor with original oak horn is the epitome of Belle Époque splendor! We're happy to provide you with 78s to play on it, and plenty of needles --- just click on the image of the Victor II (Two) above to see more pictures, get all the info and the price.


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EDISON "HOME" PHONOGRAPH, MODEL "A," 1903

The classic "Banner" Edison Home Phonograph, marvel of the turn of the twentieth century -- and just as astounding today in its ability to entertain and amuse us with its old school technology. Click the image of the Edison Home above to see more pictures, get all the details, and find out the price.


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"PETER PAN" PORTABLE GRAMOPHONE, 1925

Nowadays the phrase "camera phone" denotes a modern phone with the capacity to take digital images. Back in the day, there was a whole different meaning of the phrase. Back then, "cameraphones" were miniaturized talking machines that were designed to resemble old box cameras. The Peter Pan was one of the finest of the lot -- find out what makes it so special, get full info and price, just click the image of the Peter Pan above.


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VICTOR "IV" TALKING MACHINE WITH "SPEAR TIP" MAHOGANY HORN, 1909

Gorgeous mahogany cabinet and the horn! We are certain this is one of the most beautiful talking machines you will ever encounter. And what especially distinguishes this instrument is that the condition is completely original with original finish, original turntable felt, original nickel plating -- everything perfectly intact! See more pictures, read all about it, get the price -- just click on the image of the Victor IV (Four) above.


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VICTOR "MONARCH SPECIAL" TALKING MACHINE, 1904

The Victor "Monarch Special" was an instrument of surpassing quality in its day -- and you had to be pretty well-heeled to afford it back then! Today, anyone may own this remarkable piece of history and enjoy the audio treasures of the distant past. Click on the image of the "MS" above to see more pictures, get all the info and find out the price.


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VICTOR "MONARCH" TALKING MACHINE, 1905

The classic, iconic Victor talking machine, with super shiny brass horn -- this "Monarch" RULES! Oh what fun it is to hear a sweet old song tonight! Click on the image of the Monarch above to see more pictures, get all the info and find out the price.


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VERY RARE DISC GRAPHOPHONE, TYPE "AJ," 1901 MODEL

One of the prettiest, and by consequence one of the rarest, Columbia Disc Graphophone is this very first design, released in 1901. Find out more facts about this remarkable artifact, see more pictures and find out the price, just click on the image of the early AJ Graphophone above.


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"OXFORD" OR "TYPE AQ" GRAPHOPHONE. 1908

Columbia created this unique version of the AQ Graphophone especially to be sold through Sears, Roebuck & Co. To the best of our recollection, this is the first time we've ever been lucky enough to offer an "Oxford" Graphophone such as this through our Web site. Don't miss this opportunity to own this rarity! Click the image above for more info, price and pictures.


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THE "ARETINO" MACHINE, 1910

The "Aretino" has a special place in the history of recorded sound. It has an incredible story behind it. Want to learn more about the development of the talking machine industry in the USA? Click the image of the Aretino about to read all about it.


From April 2013, we share this note from our client J.T. in Australia: Hi Tim, I just wanted to say thank you again for providing such a great service and product. The instructions you provided were fantastic and made it very easy to get everything up and running. I gave the phonograph to my sister as a wedding gift late last week and she absolutely loved it- she was so happy she cried! Also thank you for providing the needles and records- the sound is truly amazing.
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I UNDERSTAND WHAT A "CYLINDER" RECORD IS BECAUSE OF ITS DISTINCTIVE APPEARANCE. BUT WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A "78," A "33" AND A "45" FLAT DISC RECORD?

The instruments we sell are NON-ELECTRIC and play "78 rpm" records. These records were made between 1900 and 1960 and represent a WIDE range of music, primarily popular hits, but also blues, jazz, classical, Operatic may be found. "78s" were pressed from SHELLAC.

"33"s (actually 33 1/3 rpm records) arrived MUCH later and they play on more modern electric Hi Fi or Stereo sets. "33"s are pressed from vinyl. No antique phonograph is can play a "33."

"45"s were introduced about the same time as "33"s, and they also play on electric Stereo sets. "45"s are pressed from vinyl.


More unsolicited comments:  

"Hi Tim, I've been remiss in waiting so long to update you on the machines... They arrived in excellent condition, and assembly was a breeze!... Anyway, my first opportunity to truly enjoy our old 78s was while entertaining friends over dinner last weekend - very appropriately, they were a professor of music and his wife stopping over Singapore on their way home to Melbourne, Australia from celebrating their anniversary in Paris, both about our age; also our kids and their piano teacher. I put on the first record before they arrived to savour a private moment of being transported into my past by the familiar "snap-crackle-pop" of needle on disc. During the evening,  we enjoyed together as much the ritual of playing records as the music from a bygone era - Victor Silvester and his orchestra - and I could see the thrill especially in our children's eyes!... [Your] books I have placed in my study, with one on my desk for reading in-between work. I keep visiting your website to see what you have on offer (and to regret some of the lovely machines I missed)."  I.B., Singapore

"Mr Fabrizio: I received the little Amberola today. I can truthfully say that I have never seen an antique phonograph as mint as this one. It plays great , and the wood grain is beautiful. I have never seen a packaging job this good too! Opening it was like conducting an archaeological dig. Thanks again!"  C.W., AL

"Tim, I wanted to tell you how thrilled I am to have purchased the Edison player from you. It's a beautiful machine. It's everything you said it was. The sound is incredible. I wake up in the morning and put a cylinder on and enjoy. Thank you so much for all your help. I look forward to making another purchase from you in the near future." G.C., MD


Other e-mail from customers: Tim. The graphaphone just arrived. I can't tell you how much in love with it I am. It arrived perfect, looks perfect and the sound is just remarkable. I will treasure it my entire lifetime. Thank you so much for all of your help with it... Again thank you so much for preserving history so beautifully so the rest of us can enjoy it. I am just happy beyond belief. --  M.W., KS

Hi, Tim!
I bought a Victor victrola from you on wednesday and it is standing now in all its glory in my living room! My husband, Adam, loved it!!! Thank you sooo much for shipping it right away!! The sound is unbelievable, it literally takes you to another time dimension and it makes everything seem beautifully poetic! Thanks again for being so helpful and taking so much time to help me find the perfect gift! Hope to buy again from your store soon!  M.V., NJ

  How our clients feel:   

The Victor MS with spear tip horn arrived early Christmas eve, and I couldn’t be happier.  Of course I had to open it early;  Your machines are always packed with as much care as an Egyptian pharos mummy, and unwrapping it takes an afternoon in itself.  Just cutting into the box, and then getting that first whiff of furniture polish and machine oil brought a tear to my eye and had me shaking with anticipation. After assembly I could only stand back and marvel at just how beautiful it is.  A true work of art, it makes my Victor VI look anemic.  The way your artisans matched  the new finish on the case with the old on the horn is nothing short of genius.  And it sounds just as sweet as it is aesthetic. Many thanks for another fabulous machine, and my best to you this new year,   -- J.H., OR

Got it today... WHAT a nice Machine! I'm very happy. It was worth every dime and then some. It's a great restoration. I restore classic German cars for a living and I can certainly appreciate the workmanship. Even my WIFE thinks it's cute... and that, my friend, is saying something. -- G.S.,  OR

My Edison GEM cylinder phonograph arrived today as promised, and I just could not be any happier. Your packing was perfect, and the GEM plays like, well, a gem! I'm so glad I decided to purchase from you instead of taking my chances on eBay. The restoration work you did was astonishing, and was obviously performed with care and respect. The player is mechanically perfect and retains all of the charm that it has earned over its 98 year lifetime. Honestly, this is one of my best purchases ever!  -- G.N.,  TN

I just wanted to tell you how pleased I am with my Victor. A short while ago a neighbor stopped by and the first thing noticed was the Victor. As described, it's a big and imposing machine which never fails to bring a smile to all who have heard and seen it. Great job on the machine and to be frank, I have never seen anything shipped with such care.

 

"Ok - you're right - I don't need a new needle... I was about to send it in to another company for something that wasn't even wrong!  You're the only one that challenged whether or not I needed that piece!  Thank you." - J. H.

"I got the machine today in wonderful shape. It's really beautiful. It was delivered to my office, where I set it up and put a record on it - Elvis "That's All Right" 1955. I didn't realize how loud it would be. In about 20 seconds there was a dance party in the hallway. We followed that with the flip side - "Blue Moon of Kentucky" (original version, of course!) We made it through a Billie Holiday and a Tex Ritter before my secretary put a stop to our fun." - R.C.

"Thank you for the info and advice. You could have snowed me into buying a replacement, instead, you told me the truth. It is much appreciated." -J.


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