Wednesday, September 21, 2005

1913 - 1914 Victrola

Victrola manufactured 1913 - 1914. (Click picture for larger view) Posted by Picasa
"If most of us are ashamed of shabby clothes and shoddy furniture, let us be more ashamed of shabby ideas and shoddy philosophies... It would be a sad situation if the wrapper were better than the meat wrapped inside it." ~ Albert Einstein (German born American Physicist who developed the special and general theories of relativity. Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921. 1879-1955)
This antique Victrola sits in my parents living room but belongs to my brother. I looked up the serial numbers and this is one of the early enclosed side floor models created out of luxurious mahogany. It is in perfect condition and working order, even with extra needles. Stephen has quite a collection of classical recordings to go with it. This design transformed the tabletop models into beautiful pieces of furniture. This is a far cry from modern day CD players and iPods, yet there is still something soothing in the sounds that emanate from these early recordings that cannot be matched with technology.

Submission for Thursday Challenge topic "furniture". (end of post)

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