G.E.M.M., Spring 1998
Although Columbia produced a more popular style of piano-shaped phonograph, this Brunswick is equipped with an Ultona reproducer to play all lateral and vertical records.
While usually seen as a table-top model, Victor produced the VV-X briefly as an upright.
By covering the sides and adding shelves for records, the VV-XI was born.
Although electric winding mechanisms were produced which replaced a spring driven machine's crank (and two were offered at the show) it is rarer to see this Shelton direct-drive motor.
By plugging into an outlet on the motorboard, a small wheel came in contact with the turntable to provide wind-less propulsion.
This close-up of the Shelton motor shows the small white wheel contacting the turntable. I assume that the spring motor had to be disengaged when the unit was installed, probably by simply disengaging the governer.
Even if you had the other 5 sides to this crate, it is unlikely you would want to ship your phonograph in it!
This crate panel was originally used to ship a table-top machine.
The tell-tale Music Master horn from one of the three Edison Opera machines for sale can be seen in the foreground.
Other assorted machines are being perused in the background.
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