U.S. “Lakeside” Phonograph

18"l x 18"w x 24"h


1 in stock


U.S. “Lakeside” Phonograph


The U.S. Phonograph Company, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, was an independent entity that made a significant impact on the phonograph industry despite its relatively short existence of around four years. During this time, it collaborated with Montgomery Ward, manufacturing machines and often showcasing the “Lakeside” emblem instead of the “US” one. The phonograph being discussed here is in its entirety and retains all of its original components without any reproduction parts, to the best of our knowledge. It has undergone professional restoration, resulting in both excellent performance and appearance. Thorough inspections have been conducted on all mechanical aspects, ensuring that the springs are in proper working order and capable of playing a cylinder. The motor is robust and operates quietly. Remarkably, this machine exhibits no signs of rust, pitting, or damage to its wooden parts. The nickel plating is exceptionally well-preserved. It is accompanied by the original black horn. These machines were manufactured in limited quantities until 1912, and the passage of time has not been kind to most of them. However, this particular example stands as a rare exception. It is a well-maintained machine that is challenging to come across. It is worth noting that U.S. phonograph machines are generally scarce, and finding one in working condition is a rarity. If you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to ask.




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