Wednesday, December 8, 2010

1930's Thorens No 17 Portable 78 Player





5 comments:

  1. Too cute!

    Didn't realize Thorens had been spinning vinyl (or shellac in this case) for so long!

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  2. Thorens started making music boxes in the 19th century. When the gramophone craze started in the early 20th century they were the number one supplier to off-brand gramophone makers. The big three (Victor, Gramophone and Columbia) made their own spring motors (or had them built by contractors). Thorens supplied an amazingly high number of the rest with motors and tone-arms. They did make some portables of their own in the 30s, and were affiliated with Paillard. Of course later they merged with Studer (Revox) and EMT.

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