Here is a very rarely seen piece of Phonograph history! Made by the Commercial Art Shop of Covington, Kentucky and patented February 11, 1919, it was conceived and designed to add another dimension to the ever popular phonographs of the period. As you can see from the photos, the title over the stage is "Phono-Vaudettes" taken from the Vaudeville shows that were everywhere to be found at the time. Each "character" could be attached to the metal strip and when the record is put on the figure would do it's dance. Of course one would want to play the appropriate music to go with the character. Oh, what fun it was to watch and listen to the music! The color graphics are gorgeous and the entire set is in near mint condition. It also retains it's original box, which of course shows more wear and tear, but that's what kept the theatre in great condition. The theatre measures 12 by 13 by 3 inches deep and the box measures 14 1/4" by 15 1/4" by 3 1/2" This is a very special piece of American Phonographic history (it will be 100 years old in 10 months!) and something to be treasured for another century!
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