The Horn Allen

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Given by Mr Abramowitz to my now deceased friend Andre Paradis, this "Allen's Paper Lacquered Phonograph Horn was made in Kobe, Japan.  Painted with deferent design, this one shows cranes and lotus flowers.  Here, with the Columbia graphophone Type BK.

Several different design are knowm.  The one above is the only one, for now, showing figures.  Another one showing Mt Fuji is also known. 

This picture comes from the "Antique Phonograph: Gadgets, Gizmos & Gimmicks" book written by Timothy C. Fabrizio and George F. Paul.  It can be ordered at: PHONOPHAN

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