This is an extremely rare toy phonograph produced by the Boston Talking Machine Company in 1911. The body and horn are made of cast metal with a black enamel finish while the turntable is steel with a felt overlay. The mechanism is all steel and runs smoothly; there is a speed adjustment knob on the right side and a start and stop leaver on the left side. What makes this little phonograph really special is that it has a reproducer that pivots so that you can play either lateral or vertical cut records. It takes steel needles, of which a package is included. Also please note that it retains it's original label and wind up handle. Also, there are two original "Little Wonder" records that came with it; both are one sided (the earliest made) and have the patent dates stamped on the blank side. In addition I am including 3 "Mimosa" records that date from the same period but are of the later issue which plays on both sides. This phonograph weighs nearly 9 lbs which will explain the shipping quote that you'll receive, and it measures 15" by 8 1/2" when put together, and stands 12" high. A rare and unusual little phonograph for the collector!
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