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Antique Phonograph Gadgets, Gizm, and Gimmicks (Hardback)

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Antique phonographs enjoyed a vigorous commercial existence 100 years ago. The market they inhabited was as filled with options, accessories, gadgets and gizmos as today's late-night television is populated with slicers, dicers, car waxes and beauty secrets. Collectors have acquired, examined and used these peripherals for years, but little has been written about them. In an effort to reveal more about the fascinating accessories, horns, storage cabinets, advertising and ephemera which surrounded the antique phonograph, the authors have examined nearly 20,000 pages of primary documents, and photographed examples from over 35 collections. Over 500 color photographs illustrate nearly 700 items from the early years of recorded sound. To finally discover this long-lost aspect of the antique phonograph hobby is something akin to Dorothy's first faltering steps into the Land of Oz. The world is suddenly in Technicolor! There is suddenly more excitement, more romance, more fun-as readers of this book will happily discover.

Art, Fashion & PhotographyAntiques & collectablesTechnicalElectronics & communications engineeringElectronics engineeringElectronic devices & materials Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd Publication Date: 22/01/1999 ISBN-13: 9780764307331  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Tim Fabrizio and George Paul, both of New York, lend over 60 years of combined experience in the field to make this the most accurate and complete book for the novice or advanced collector. Their books have won awards, and are universally considered the best reference tools in the antique phonograph hobby.

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