MISSION FIELD CRANK PHONOGRAPH "BUENAS NUEVAS

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  • Item Category: Tools
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 26,2008
  • Channel: Online Auction
Buenas Nuevas" ( Good News ) portable phonograph, 1940's. These wind-up record players were manufactured for the purpose of putting into mission fields to spread the Gospel into remote areas of the world. They were not sold to the general public; so it was not uncommon for these units to show no factory name. This particular unit was made for Gospel Recordings, Inc., a non-profit Evangelical group based in Los Angeles ( /bgc/archives/GUIDES/036.htm ). It has a Sonora reproducer, and no manufacturer's name on the player itself. It is in excellent operating condition and will play a complete 78rpm side on one cranking ( 50 turns from complete stop; normal for portables ). Cranking is very smooth. Has record storage in the lid, and all parts function as they should; speed control, brake, etc. Very clean, cosmetically almost like new; obviously this one never made it into the field. Somebody scratched their name on the metal needle holder lid. Very minor surface rust on some chromed metal parts and a few minor scuffs on cabinet ( both hardly worth mentioning ). Very rare item; the only one I have ever seen anyw These phonographs were made in limited numbers, and it is amazing to me that one still survives. Size : 6"high; 11"wide; 14.75"long. Check out photos. You won't be disappointed. Sales to US 50 states only ---- NO foreign sales; NO exceptions. S&H on this item to lower 48 : $25.00 FedEx insured; and I ship the same day I receive payment ( MO or cashiers check, no personal checks, no PayPal ). Please read sellers instructions below. ----- GOOD LUCK BIDDING !

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