I always love Thursdays & don't like to miss out on one of the most interesting days of the week in Blogland, VTT. You will find lots more fascinating objects through our host coloradolady, I learn something new about "the old days" every week.
One of my favorite pieces of furniture is this antique victrola cabinet. I was at an auction in San Angelo TX in the early '80's & this piece was going for $25 so I jumped up & yelled "$27.50" & the auctioneer said "sold"! I bought several antique items over time in this same manner for this same price,LOL! It worked well for me. I have a particular affinity for old Gramaphones because I remember vacations in a cabin at Newport Beach in Australia when we danced to "Five foot two, eyes of blue" played on an old wind up Gramaphone! We used to giggle when it went fast at the start & groan when it slowed down & needed rewinding!
My collection of vintage records from the early 60's on, occupies the bottom of the cabinet. Perhaps I will show some more of them another day, some are really rare because the groups no longer exist.
Much to my sorrow the original Gramaphone has been removed but I did find a vintage solution!
A Sansui Automatic stereo turntable from eBay for, wait for it.......... $27.50! No shipping because the seller was just a few miles from our home.
You can see the Parker Gramaphone logo but I would love to find any brand from the period to put in my cabinet. Of course I would then need to purchase some old style records, hmmmmm..........
Meantime DH hooked up the stereo & I can play my records any time I want & oh the sound is marvellous, brings back so many memories.