Antique Brunswick Portable Phonograph Victrola 1923
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Antique 1923 * Brunswick Portable Phonograph * Wind-up Victrola Antique 1923 Brunswick Portable Phonograph ~ Wind-up Victrola Excellent Working Condition We offer for your consideration an antique wind-up portable Brunswick phonograph made in 1923. Excellent working condition, complete with reproducer, arm, stylus, wind-up crank, record pouch, needle compartment, and extra needles. All parts are original. The victrola measures 15 1/4" x 12" x 8 1/4" and weighs 18 pounds. The front of the record pouch is signed: "Brunswick, Made in U.S.A. Reg. U.S. Pat. Off. and Canada Marca REGTRDA, Marca Ind. REGTRDA No. 21848. 13 Feb 1923." A metal plate on the interior reads "Model 102, Brunswick Phonographs and Records, Number 120502." The reproducer is signed "Manufactured by the Brunswick Balke Co., For Use Only On Brunswick Phonographs, Patent Pending No. 3." The condition is exceptional for its age. Except for the exterior of the case which has a few dings (see Photos), I can find no damage other than insignificant scratches or age wear from normal use. The wind-up crank turns easily and the turntable keeps a steady pace and plays records smoothly and evenly. Photos #3 and 4 show a blurry record label while it's playing. We are including a 78 rpm record with the sale so that you can test the working condition when it arrives. Please enlarge our Photos to fully appreciate the excellent condition. We will be wrapping and packaging the phonograph with great care and shipping it fully insured by either UPS or USPS Priority. Pick-up is an option for local buyers. Depending on your location, we may even be willing to meet you halfway for a small fee (probably less than shipping cost and insurance). Please feel free to email any questions, and we'll do our best to answer them although we are not experts. We were told that this was one of the earliest portable victrolas made. It is a must-have for the serious collector. Although we are setting a low reserve to protect our investment, this phonograph will eventually be sold to the highest bidder (within reason) even if the reserve is not met. In the event that the reserve has not been met by the end of this 7 day auction, we will re-start the auction for 3 more days, starting at the amount of the high bid, but this time with No Reserve. So have fun bidding and we'll see where it goes ... if there is legitimate interest, it will go home with the high bidder. Low Starting Bid ~ Low Reserve! Good luck with your bidding ~ and thanks for stopping by! Please understand that the shipping cost provided is an ESTIMATE ONLY. Accurate cost will be emailed at auction end when exact packaged weight, size of shipping container, amount of insurance needed (selling price), and most appropriate shipping carrier for destination are known. Thanks! Click here to view More Vintage Gadgets For Sale. 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