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 Post subject: Wild custom Victrola cabinet by William Plummer
PostPosted: Sep Mon 02, 2019 3:06 pm 
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I came across this one on the Net. I don't know anything more about it.


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 Post subject: Re: Wild custom Victrola cabinet by William Plummer
PostPosted: Sep Mon 02, 2019 4:33 pm 
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From Mr. Plummer's Wikipedia Page (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Plummer) :

"The elaborate phonograph cabinet which he created is in the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Made for personal use, it is estimated to contain more than 300 pieces of wood. The carvings combine emblems from Southern folk art such as hands, hearts, vines and stars, with stylized versions of the Victor Talking Machine's dog mascot Nipper. It was even mentioned in his obituary."


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 Post subject: Re: Wild custom Victrola cabinet by William Plummer
PostPosted: Sep Mon 02, 2019 4:37 pm 
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I can just hear the phonograph purists at the time .....

"atrocity!"
"there's a place in hell for people who do that to phonographs!"
"we need to save all the phonographs for posterity!"
"wanton destruction of history!"

LOL ... sound familiar?

In case it wasn't obvious ... I love it! The artwork and style is almost prescient of the steampunk style.


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