Discovering Antique Phonographs
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Discovering Antique Phonographs by Timothy C. Fabrizio
Book DescriptionOut of attics and barns, out from under the dust of a century, out of collections far and wide come these spectacular survivors of the phonograph's early years. In 1996, the authors began writing a history of recorded sound. After two successful books, they have continued traveling, researching and documenting these wonderful machines. Few could have imagined how much remained to be discovered! Out of these further explorations, this gorgeous new book has come to life-illustrating entirely different talking machines. Through over 400 beautiful color illustrations, follow the progress of the acoustic talking machine from its crude beginnings in the 1870s to its most splendid and sophisticated heights in the early 20th century. An unparalleled archive of rare, fascinating, and previously undocumented objects has been assembled. The story behind the beautiful, bright machinery is told through clear and insightful descriptions, revealing many previously unpublished facts. A value guide will further enlighten the collector on the modern marketplace. Be ready to embark on an astounding journey. Prepare to discover the incredible variety and endearing charm of the antique phonograph.unding journey. Prepare to discover the incredible variety and endearing charm of the antique phonograph.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780764310485
(279mm x 216mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Nov-1999
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Timothy C. Fabrizio
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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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