Posted 4 years ago
Carryola Master Ad-A-Tone is what the reproducer says. I saw it, liked the price and that it worked, and began walking around the antique store with it in the search for records. I found one, Vamping Rose Fox Trot, put it on, wound it, and grinned as the sound poured out.
I read on auction site that this is circa 1925 portable player.
It plays about two records before you have to rewind it and has speed control.
The turn table seems to wobble a bit, but I happen to have a phonograph expert on my own site who had diagnosed the issue.
It was very dull and still clung to the decades of webs on it when I got it, but I cleaned it up and polished some of the old nickel to make it shine a bit more (if you look at the hinges, you'll see I gave up on them). The reproducer sounds a lot better now that I've cleaned it out. It turned my paper towel black as coal.
I've played several old records on it so far.