|I bought this phonograph at an auction in Durango, Colorado,
in 1968. My Dad loved "old" things so much and this was a birthday
surprise for him that year. I paid $3.00 for it. It came with
a stack of records and many needles. Inside was a copy of "The Eagle",
a Fraternal Order of the Eagle magazine, dated 1935.
The turntable is 9 inches diameter, and the case is 7 inches high by
15 inches wide by 11.5 inches deep. The color is deep red, almost
burgundy. The decal inside says:
The QRS Company
Thank you for taking the time to look at this. I do hope your
members may find some enjoyment in this challenge.
Thu, 10 Jan 2002 11:42:40 EST
Bob Berkman, QRS Music Center, Buffalo, NY, wrote to us: "They
were made in the very late 1920's and weren't very successful, but they
do turn up now and then. We have two different models here, and some
advertising ephemera. I seem to recall that one model resembles one
of the late Edison portables (same vintage), which suggests a common manufacturer,
but I have no further info. Mike Montgomery told me he was seeking
a QRS needle packet! I'll be happy to send a photocopy what we've
got but much of this material can be found in volume 5 of the Billings
Rollography. You should have it!"