Canadian Knapp Phonograph, Type M, Circa 1922

A collection of images from a nearly finished rebuild and refinish of a very fine Canadian mahogany windup phonograph player. Can't really call it a restoration for various reasons, but is in very good cosmetic and mechanical condition. Features an internal horn, volume control and speed regulator. Similar to the Victor Victrola IX, this unit can use the Victor No. 2 reproducer. Date of manufacture is 1922 ± 4 years.

If you ever wanted to hear what a 78 record sounds like on an acoustical player, this is an expensive way to go. A quality antique phonograph could cost upwards of $3000 or as little as $400 for a player in good working order. It is getting more difficult to find parts and/or qualified professionals who know anything about the workings of such a piece and just as importantly, finding unscratched 78's is just as taxing. With this in mind, UserX set out to purchase and possibly rebuild such a player. $725 later, many hours of work, and after much frustration, UserX ended up with a very nice player with no current or probable future mechanical issues.

The camera flash makes the unit look more dusty or discolored than it really is. You can zoom in on the images if you mouse over them. During autoplay zoom is disabled.

Valued in the range of $675 - $825