Brunswick stand up 78 record player price???

Brunswick stand up 78 record player price???

Post by Stephen Dalfollo-Dale » Mon, 03 May 1999 04:00:00



all,

i am new to the group.

i have the oppurtunity to purchase a brunswick 78 rpm
stand up record player....it has:

 - a light quartersawn oak finish
 - with hand crank,
 - collection of spare(and possibly old needles),
 - 25 records i can choose from a large cllection,
 - the top opens to reveal the tuntable w/speed control,
 - the volume (2 levels) was located on the
   right side rear near the top,
 - said to be 1109-1912 vintage,
 - the condition looks very good to me..there are a
   couple small chips of the wood on the corners of
   the top...very small, though looks like normal
   type of wear...there was a crack in the speaker
   cover lacework that was fixed and you can't really
   tell unless you lok for it...
 - it has been refurished by the owner who is a an
   antique collector/dealer witha good reputation
 - i got him down to 450 which will include 25 records
   that i can choose from his large collection...along with
   about 30-40 needles (tax not included)

is this a reasonable price for what i see as a good working
good looking brunswich?? my sister paid $350 for a mahogonay
victrola that looks very similar (with small doors for the
speaker area and dark stain)

i would appreciate and info you might have or suggestions
on a decent price...please email at my address on the mail
as i don't have the oppurtunity to scan the ng too often..

tahnks again for any info...

stephen dalfollo-daley



 
 
 

Brunswick stand up 78 record player price???

Post by KEEPER H » Tue, 04 May 1999 04:00:00


Steven,

Brunswicks are really nice machines.  The cabinets were beautiful and value
went into the hardware and motor.    I am restoring one now, in my shop.  The
one you are considering  was made sometime after 1916 as The
Brunswick-Balke-Collender Co made phonograph cabinets for other companies
before opening with a line of their own phonographs in 1916.  Uprights were
made into the early '20's, when consoles became fashionable.  Does it have the
single or double-headed "Ultona" reproducer?  Does it come with a diamond and
ball stylus (for Edison and Pathe' records, respectively)?  How does it sound
when playing 78s?  
     $450 is about right in the middle to high price range for a Brunswick
machine in good condition and working order (though some models will go for up
to $700).  The fact that it is refinished could detract a bit from the value to
a serious collector, but ultimately, it's what it is worth to you that matters.

     Let me know if you decide to get it and I will refer you to a great
website that specializes in Brunswick info.

Regards,

Edward

PS:  You can tell your sister $350 is a rather good price for any upright
Victrola in good working condition.   They generally start at about $100
higher.

 
 
 

Brunswick stand up 78 record player price???

Post by Stephen Dalfollo-Dale » Thu, 06 May 1999 04:00:00


Edward,

Thanks for the info. Tomorrow I will be passing by the store again
to take another look at it and to see if I can get a serial number and
model number.

When I was looking at it the part where the needle and initial diaphram
are located looked different from a normal type that I am used to seeing
on my sister's victrola or the cylinder player that my dad has. It semed
to me that it had something missing or out of place....I have since
learned
that some of the models have the multi-playing capacity that you speak
of...
I will have to take a closer look....

I didn't noticeany diamond or ball styluses...I will check again...

The guy didn't actually 'refinish' the wood as much as he cleaned up the
original finish ...being a woodworker I know this to be a good sign...it
has the original finish and looks really good...

I would love to check out the web site that you mention below.

Thanks again for any information and assistance,

Stephen Dalfollo-Daley

Quote:

> Steven,

> Brunswicks are really nice machines.  The cabinets were beautiful and value
> went into the hardware and motor.    I am restoring one now, in my shop.  The
> one you are considering  was made sometime after 1916 as The
> Brunswick-Balke-Collender Co made phonograph cabinets for other companies
> before opening with a line of their own phonographs in 1916.  Uprights were
> made into the early '20's, when consoles became fashionable.  Does it have the
> single or double-headed "Ultona" reproducer?  Does it come with a diamond and
> ball stylus (for Edison and Pathe' records, respectively)?  How does it sound
> when playing 78s?
>      $450 is about right in the middle to high price range for a Brunswick
> machine in good condition and working order (though some models will go for up
> to $700).  The fact that it is refinished could detract a bit from the value to
> a serious collector, but ultimately, it's what it is worth to you that matters.

>      Let me know if you decide to get it and I will refer you to a great
> website that specializes in Brunswick info.

> Regards,

> Edward

> PS:  You can tell your sister $350 is a rather good price for any upright
> Victrola in good working condition.   They generally start at about $100
> higher.