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[ARSCLIST] Fwd: Re: Prices of early high-quality phonographs

A couple of contributors to this List have commented that phonographs
were once marketed as pieces of furniture as well as for their
reproductive function.

Shortly after World War II when "fidelity" came to be applied to the
high-end reproduction of sound, the Manhattan-based Fisher company
specialized in radio-phonographs that not only sounded better than most
others but also were housed in handsome pieces of furniture.  The
cabinet of the Fisher that I bought some 55 years ago still stands in my
living room.  The original turntable, amplifier, and speaker were
removed many years ago, of course, but today the well-constructed
cabinet with its folding doors still houses a few electronic components
and still looks great.

-- Jack Raymond

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