Very rare Thorens "Excelda" Camera phone Phonograph

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This is an authentic Excelda portable gramophone, the portable phonograph of the 1930's that resembled the pocket cameras of that time (usually refereed to as a "Cameraphone"). It was made by Thorens, the famous Swiss manufacturer of gramophones and sold in the early 1930's. This model is in brown with metal, faux-lizard, crackly finish. The speed control are operated by a lever at the back of the gramophone. The 2.5" turntable is covered in brown felt, and the record is secured by screw that closes the case. The leather carrying handle is intact and in sturdy condition. The Dimensions are 2" high, 11" long, and 4 and 3/4" wide. This phonograph is absolutely authentic and complete with all parts, The condition is exceptional. It was kept in the red felt bag (as seen with moth holes), but because of this it is perfect original condition. A real collectors piece.



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Thorens is a Swiss manufacturer of high-end audio equipment. They are historically renowned for the range of phonographs (turntables) they produce. In addition to audio playback equipment, they are also a historical producer of harmonicas and cigarette lighters
Details
Place of Origin
Switzerland
Date of Manufacture
1930's
Period
1930-1939
Materials and Techniques
Metal
mechanical
Wood
Condition
Spectacular original 9/10 plays.
Dimensions
11 in. W x 2.5 in. D
28 cm W x 6 cm D
Dealer Location
Oakland, CA
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
U1007228714206
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Located in Oakland, CA
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