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  • Repository: Templeton
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    • The Autopiano

    • Circa 1911
    • "Circa 1911 The auto-player piano features a vacuum system that pushes a rod up into a part of the piano action to send each hammer to the strings, plus more pneumatics to drive the motor, activate the sustain pedal, and in some cases control the...
    • Regina Hexaphone

    • Circa 1908
    • "Circa 1908 The Regina Hexaphone was manufactured in Rahway, NJ by the Regina Company beginning in 1908. The Hexaphone became the most successful of the cylinder coin-operated phonographs. While the Edison and Columbia predecessors only permitted a...
    • Tanzbar Accordion

    • Circa 1800-1900s
    • "Circa late 1800's and early 1900's This Tanzbar Accordion is on one of thousands of the small and medium size Tanzbar paper roll players produced. It has 28 keys and uses 4 inch paper rolls. There are two Tanzbar Accordion's in the Templeton...
    • Victor (Type D)

    • Circa 1903-1907
    • "Circa 1903-1907 The Type D Victor was the first Victor to be equipped with a 12-inch turntable. The oak cabinet housed a 3-spring motor. It was available with concert or exhibition sound box. This instrument has the new plainer cabinet with...
    • Eldridge Johnson Victor

    • Circa 1900-1901
    • This machine is similar to the type “C” model. Johnson took over the Berliner Gramophone Co. but was restrained from using the word “gramophone” because of a litigation suit of the Universal Talking Machine Co. At this point, he began using the...
    • Edison Amberola III Circa 1912

    • Circa 1912
    • The Edison Amberola was developed in competition to the Victor Victrola. Both machines have inside horns in answer to the housewives' complaints about dusting the horns on the smaller machines! This instrument plays 4-minute cylinders. The tone arm...
    • Victor I

    • Circa 1903-1905
    • After the turn of the century, Victor introduced the family of six talking machines numbered I through VI. They were the foundation of the company's growth. All six featured the new “tapering hollow arm.” This machine, called “Victor the First,”...
    • Victor Victrola VVS-215

    • Circa 1930s
    • Victor sold two versions of the VV-215, the “Standard” and the “S” models. The “S” model had provisions for mounting a radio in the left-hand side; on these models, the top to the left side can be opened. On Standard models, the left side top does...
    • Type Z Victor

    • Circa 1903-1908
    • "Circa 1903-1908 In 1903 the Type Z replaced the Royal as the lowest cost ($20.00) talking machine in the Victor lineup. In July, 1905 a new Type Z utilizing the cabinet and motor of the Victor I was announced at the even lower price of $17.00. The...
    • Edison Amberola 75

    • Circa 1915
    • "Circa 1915 The Edison Amberola was developed to provide competition to the Victor Victrola. Both machines have concealed horns. This particula model plays 4-minute cylinders. It has a moving tone arm and a stationary mandrel which holds the...
    • Victor XXV Circa 1913-1925

    • Circa 1913-1922
    • Referred to as the 'Schoolhouse Victor, this machine was manufactured with a plain cabinet and was designed for use in educational institutions. The lid was removable so it could be turned around and hung backward from the rear of the cabinet when...

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