Chinoiserie Gramophone But who made it ?

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Chinoiserie Gramophone But who made it ?

Post by Gmemg » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:09 pm

This is an illustration from a Very rare Catalogue - indeed it may be the only one in existence, a grand firm, short lived but supplying the Grandest people !

Can you guess who made it ?

The strange thing is that i'm not certain if any were made and this is just an illustration - also the wording is odd in the Catalogue in that they state their fittings can be used in any cabinet supplied so was this actually a gramophone cabinet made to hold a machine or just a chinoiserie cabinet which COULD be adapted if you wished ?

The proportions seem wrong for a gramophone, it stands on what appear to be extended legs and where do you play records ? does the whole top hinged back - it would make it rather a nuisance and very vulnerable to damage or was the gramophone in the top and the lower section just for records ? - sadly no size is given but if it was made then it's a close second to the Aeolian - Vocalion !

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Re: Chinoiserie Gramophone But who made it ?

Post by Gmemg » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:11 pm

I think it can be safely said that most companies "had a go" at making such models - or rather decorating their usual models however poor quality they might have been

This is more unusual as it couldn't be anything other than a Chinoiserie model and was made by one of the most obscure Companies who had an interest in supplying those who wanted a Gramophone but wanted it to fit in - these machines use a unique soundbox - so unique i have never been able to discover how they can be re - built it's actually Tremusa !
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