Antique Phonograph Gadgets, Gizmos, and Gimmicks

Antique Phonograph Gadgets, Gizmos, and Gimmicks
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Article code10225
Antique Phonograph Gadgets, Gizmos, and Gimmicks
228 pages
Color photos
Hard cover
29 x 22 cm
1,445 kg
English

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.