1925 Music Master Speaker W/15" Wood Bell * Iconic Early Radio Horn * Gorgeous For Sale
Make sure to check out all of my sales after you've looked at this one. I'm listing an excellent assortment of mechanical, musical and technological antiques this week, and I suspect there will be something of interest to almost everyone.Here's a beautiful, working 1925 Music Master horn speaker with a 15" mahogany bell. As you can see in the photographs,its condition is excellent throughout, and the original Music Master decal is nearly perfect.
The bell has tight glue seams between all leaves, and no damaged wood. The finish is original, and it's in great shape, as you can see in the photos. Wood grain is rich and distinct. The original factorydecal is still intact on the outside of the bell, and it's almost perfect. This is one of the earliest versions of the Music Master radio horn, with no mention of General Radio -- which later acquired the company -- on the decal. Original nickel-plated collar secures the bell snugly to the neck, and it is not bent, dinged upor otherwise damaged or deformed. Gold-veined enamel on the throat, base and driver cover-plate is original, and it's in excellent condition, with some evidence of light wear about half-way down the neck, but no flaking enamel, no rust bubbling up beneath the surface of the paint, no damage or significant condition issues anywhere.
This original Music Master speaker driver is good, and the horn's output is undistorted when connected to a 20's era battery radio. Shipping will cost a bit more than it usually does due to the fragility of themahogany bell, which will need to go in a separate, oversized, double-boxed package. Rest assured it will arrive at your home in the samefine condition in whichit leaves mine.I have been shipping antique phonographs and radios for years, and if you check my response, you'll see that I know how to do it correctly. Buyer prepays and includes shipping. If you're offerding from overseas, please contact me in advance for a shipping quote. And please note that the speaker cannot be shipped to countries on which the USPS places 79" (length plus girth) package size restrictions. Finally, I cannot understate the value of the package for customs purposes or declare that it is a gift, which it obviously is not.
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