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Regina Certificates from MBSI
By Matthew Caulfield

Carol Cadarette is in the right church, but  the wrong pew, in
asking about Regina certificates.  It is the MBSI (Musical Box
Society International) which has the Regina Music Box Company's
shipping records.  Its web site is at http://www.mbsi.org/

Carol can get her Reginaphone certificate from Bob Yates by sending
the serial number and a check for $2.00, made out to M.B.S.I., to Bob
Yates, 901 Glenshaw Ave., Glenshaw,  PA  15116.   That will show when
her instrument was shipped from the Rahway, N.J., factory and to whom.

According to the Bowers Encyclopedia (p. 197) the model of Reginaphone
that Carol has, judging from her serial number, is the Style 239, about
which Bowers says: "Reginaphone (with inside horn) version of styles 39
[a disc box without phonograph] and 139 [the style 39 with exposed-horn
phonograph].  95 instruments made, serially numbered from 2390001 to
2390124.  Shipped from 1914 to 1921."

Sad to say, the addition of a phonograph to Regina's line of disc music
boxes was not enough to save the company (though it may have prolonged
the death throes), and as everyone knows, it switched over to making
vacuum cleaners after bankruptcy in 1922.

Dennis Valente (The Antique Phonograph Supply Co.), in Davenport Center,
N.Y., is one place she can get needles for her phonograph.  His email
address is apsco@antiquephono.com.  Another is Tim Fabrizio, here in
Rochester, N.Y.  His email is phonophan@aol.com.

Matthew Caulfield (Irondequoit, N.Y.)


(Message sent Tue 10 Dec 2002, 14:27:13 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

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