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The Shyvers Multiphone, this particular unit was made sometime in the 1950s. This is one of the few surviving cast aluminum over-the-phone-lines style music machines. You would simply put in a nickel and ask the operator to play the song you select from the list in the cylinder. A brilliant invention by a man named Ken Shyvers of Seattle Wa.The cylinder is a reproduction as is the song label. I did the label myself made from a scan of an original; the only thing is that I do not think a single yellow label has survived! What I had to do was go in and redo change the color pixel by pixel! I also touched up a few damaged words and made it look real spiffy! I also still have every original part that it came with when I got it, that is all of the internal parts from the phone mechanism and the lower speaker as well as the coin activated switch and nickel guard and original yellow upper grille cloth! The original microphone/speaker in the lid is still in the machine and hooked up to play music!
I am posting a youtube video of this soon to show you it actually working. I will try and post link here or search terms to help you find it! Once the video is up, the link will be too! Keep checking back! Thanks!
Shipping will be $40 because of the size, weight, and fragility of the Multiphone. I want to make sure it gets to you SAFE!
International buyers: I will sell to international customers, however shipping will be substantially higher so you must contact me before offerding.On Jun-27-13 at 08:16:22 PDT, seller added the following information:
Here is the youtube video I promised earlier! It took a long time to upload, but now it is ready for your viewing