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    Posted 4 years ago

    SpiritBear
    (813 items)

    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.

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    Comments

    1. Celiene Celiene, 4 years ago
      I LOVE IT! I have a TON of 78s!
    2. SpiritBear, 4 years ago
      I picked it up thinking my mom could play hers on it. As the turntable wobbles, it touches the reproducer. It seems to do no damage, but she won't put them on it. LOL
      I will fix it in the next week for regular use.
    3. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Great item. Don't see many portables like this. The windup players are fun to play with.
    4. beyemvey beyemvey, 4 years ago
      I used to have a table top Victor, and I regret selling it, even though I got a lot for it. It was fun to play the old 78s... I live on the Atlantic Coast, so one of my favorite 78s was the Weavers doing the Sloop John B. - good times :-) thanks for posting!
    5. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 4 years ago
      I had something similar a few years back. Took it to the flea market I used to sell at and cranked it all day long until someone came by and bought it. It was a blast and everyone really enjoyed listening to it.
    6. SpiritBear, 4 years ago
      FortApache, I've seen them around, but not usually so old as this one.\\

      Beyemvey, my pleasure.

      ShareUrPassion, if I did sell at fleas that would be a good idea.
    7. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      Very nice pick !
    8. SpiritBear, 4 years ago
      Thank you, Phil D. Morris.

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