Very rare Thorens "Excelda" Camera phone Phonograph

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

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Very rare Thorens "Excelda" Camera phone Phonograph

PLACE OF ORIGIN: Switzerland
PERIOD: 1930-1939
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Metal, mechanical, Wood
MATERIALS NOTES: metal/mechanical/wood
CONDITION: Spectacular original 9/10 plays.
HEIGHT: 4.3/4
WIDTH: 11 in. (28 cm)
DEPTH: 2.5 in. (6 cm)
REFERENCE NUMBER: U1007228714206
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