Hi folks, Michael Swanson wrote yesterday about the Ampichron and the
Homer Capehart, during the 1930s, apparently contacted the American
Piano Company and talked them into allowing a limited number of
Capehart phonographs to be connected to the Ampico via the Ampichron.
The switch was mounted on the right-hand side of the drawer to the
right of the tempo lever. (There wouldn't be any room on the left-hand
side of the drawer, with the Ampichron in there.)
I am uncertain as to the style of phonograph -- if it changed records
or played the same one -- but I would imagine that it was a remote unit
that had its own case, and operated in the same manner as the Chime
Roll, playing on the hour.
This information has come from a variety of sources over the years.
I have never seen any brochures or ads for the phonograph. This would
probably have been a "Dealer Installed Option", just as the Ampichron