Category - Coin-operated talking machines,featured
This spectacular device was built in 1905-08 by the Rosenfield Manufacturing Company; combining a Type “AZ” Graphophone mechanism with a stereopticon peep show – – all activated by a coin. When the coin is dropped, the antique light bulb is illuminated and the AZ’s spring motor plays the cylinder record and propels the picture mechanism containing 10 stereopticon views. When the show is over, an electric motor automatically raises the reproducer, returns it to the beginning of the record, and rewinds the Graphophone’s spring motor. Less than 20 Rosenfield Illustrated Song Machines are known to exist worldwide. This machine received a meticulous restoration and is fully operational.