Phonographs

Regina “Hexaphone” coin operated multi selection phonograph

    Regina “Hexaphone” coin operated multi selection phonograph

    USA, Rahway, New Jersey

    1920

    REGINA COMPANY

    Wood, metal, glass; woodwork, turning, casting, color printing

    63 x 45 x 13 cm

    On the nameplate: ”MANUFECTURING BY THE REGINA COMPANY, PAHWAY. N.J.” “No 1041179” “ATTACHED GUARANTEE GOOD ONLY IF ABOVE NUMBER APPEARS.” “PATENT RIGHTS RESEVED”. On the paper label: ”REGINA HEXAPHONE” and operating instructions

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    Phonograph in oak wood case in the form of a bureau, decorated with wooden decorative elements, on four figured feet. Phonograph mechanism is mounted under the glazed lid on the cast metal plate in the case upper part. The mechanism consists of a spring motor with a gear transmission system, a vertical disc with six driving cylinders for phonograph cylinders and a carriage with a sound box, and a tonearm. A coin selector is mounted on the case right inner side.

    A mirror that allows observing the mechanism operation is on the rear wall behind the mechanism. The controls are on the right external side: cylinder selection knob for playback, the mechanism trigger, coin selector and coin reject trays.

    Wooden horn, which faces the front wall, is in the case central part. A flip-down door with a mortise lock, closing the container with coins is beneath the horn. Red color paper sheet with typographical inscriptions: the names of the company and phonograph model and operating instructions is inside the wooden frame.

    Music storage: “Blue Amberol” cylinders.

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    Инв.882/ММП