Blue Menestrel (2nd version)

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Made with a cast iron base of Louis the 15th style, the lid is also made out of metal, being the only known all metal cylinder phonograph ever made.  Painted in dark blue, this first version of the Menestrel plays only the Standard cylinders.  Note a rare English square cylinder box.

 

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From the Illustrated Literary Supplement of the "Petit Parisien" newspaper of February 1902

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