Rare Vintage Thorens Music Disc Box w/ Wood Cabinet Made in Switzerland For Sale
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Rare Vintage Thorens Music Disc Box w/ Wood Cabinet Made in Switzerland:
Rare Music Disc Player by Thorens - Made in Switzerland. Comes in original, heavy box/cabinet. The player is in wonderful condition - nice and clean. The cabinet has normal wear for age. The cabinet measures 3.5" tall, 6.5" wide and 8" long. I do not have a disc to test it. It was distributed by Elpa Marketing, New Hyde Park, NY.
History on Vintage Disc Players:Cylinder music boxes allowed the listener to enjoy music without having to have a human performer. The one important limitation in the beginning was that one had to put up with the music on the cylinder in the box. Eventually this was overcome by a provision for changing the cylinder. In this way many tunes could be played on the same machine. At first this was accomplished by changing the position of the teeth in relation to the cylinder so that in one position one song was played and when shifted another could be played on the same cylinder. As many as 12 tunes could be played on the same cylinder.