Hello, my name is***** am a certified appraiser and would be happy to help you. Can you post a photo fo the phonograph fro review and also does it work? You may post photos within our post here by clicking on the file upload and following the prompts or by sending by email to***@******.*** and in the email please put "forCustomerquot; so they will forward them on to me. Please let me know so I may watch for the photos.
thank you so much for the photos. I will research this now and post back here within our post. It does look great. Nice piece.
yes, for the age it is in good condition.
Hello, thank you for your patience this has been interesting to find information on. There is little on the Vita-nola Company.
Here is an ad http://mtr.arcade-museum.com/MTR-1918-67-24/MTR-1918-67-24-137.pdf
from 1918. The types here in this ad are up to type 17
what is interesting is I was able to find another ad in the Antique Phonograph Society
writing to the society I was able to find this one you own was produced in 1922 and sold for 120.00 originally today these have a value of 900.00 if in pristine condition. Having shown them the photo of the one you have overall it is valued at 600.00 as the case is in great condition for the age and it does work with great sound you stated. The green paint you mentioned is the original paint for this model.
It was one that I had heard little of so it did take time to secure the information I have been able to find on this one.
Thank you for your patience and allowing me time to secure the information you wanted.
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The speaker area was covered with a thick fabric and detailed wooden carving over the material that fit completely over the speaker area. It was hand carved as the decor on the legs and side up by the top on both sides. These were detailed for beauty as well as exquisite sound to hear the record that played. They were built to last as they were expected to be handed down for families generations to come. The parts are hard to come by but you can find the machines not in good shape yet salvage original parts from those to maintain yours that may just need a piece here and there.
The Vita-nola Talking Machine was one that was special in the sense that it was one of the very first ones. Rca was producing them however the sound was not as perfected as in the Vitanola machines. RCA had let the patent lapse and many companies popped up perfecting the sound and style patenting their brands while RCA scrambled to reapply.
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