Gramaphone; Cheney talking Machine Company; 1929-1930; 1978-0675-1



About this object

Donated by Mrs I Wilson

A phonograph cabinet with tapered legs with small castor wheels.
Cupboard at bottom with 2 half doors. Wooden fretwork above with inserts covered by cloth for speaker. The top of the unit folds up on hinges to expose the turntable and stylus assembly. There is a handle on the R/H side to "charge" the turntable. Plays 78's - there is an adjustor dial to speed up or slow down playback speed. Inside the cabinet there are 5 shelves to hold records - currently has 14 78's stored there. Inside the top lib by turntable is a small HMV tin containing spare stylus needles and an inscription saying use each needle only once.

Various badges inside top turntable cover

Cheney talking Machine Company

Berkey & Gay Furniture

Chester Burt, Pahiatua


Cheney talking Machine Company

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Place Made

Chicago, Illinois, USA

Medium and Materials

wood, metal, paper, cloth, glass


113cm H, 54cm W, 51cm L

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