Rare Antique 'Pathé Freres' Phonograph
Rare Antique 'Pathé Freres' Phonograph
Rare Antique 'Pathé Freres' Phonograph
Rare Antique 'Pathé Freres' Phonograph
Rare Antique 'Pathé Freres' Phonograph
Rare Antique 'Pathé Freres' Phonograph
Rare Antique 'Pathé Freres' Phonograph
Rare Antique 'Pathé Freres' Phonograph
Rare Antique 'Pathé Freres' Phonograph
Rare Antique 'Pathé Freres' Phonograph
Rare Antique 'Pathé Freres' Phonograph
Rare Antique 'Pathé Freres' Phonograph
Rare Antique 'Pathé Freres' Phonograph
Rare Antique 'Pathé Freres' Phonograph
Rare Antique 'Pathé Freres' Phonograph
Rare Antique 'Pathé Freres' Phonograph
Rare Antique 'Pathé Freres' Phonograph
Rare Antique 'Pathé Freres' Phonograph

Huisraad Modern

Rare Antique 'Pathé Freres' Phonograph

R 5,400.00

The only branding or mark on this antique cabinet phonograph with cranking mechanism and internal horn is that of the musical importer Darter & Son who used to be on the corner of Adderley and Church Streets in Cape Town. They were dealing in all things musical, from pianos and organs, to sheet music and records.

But our expert confirmed that this was a rare French phonograph, from the Pathé Freres company, and it dates from around about 1915. It is still in good working order. Phonographs from that time were almost all made by record companies, and like Edison, His Masters Voice, and Columbia, this is also the case.

The bistro owning brothers Charles and Émile Pathé founded a successful record business in 1890 and produced their own phonographs up until their record business was taken over by Columbia in the UK in 1928 and the American Record Corporation in the US in 1929. he Pathé labels and catalogue still survive, first as imprints of EMI and now currently EMI's successor Parlophone Record.

This scarce piece is in full working condition and caomes with two tins of extra needles and 15 analogue slate records.

Condition: Good antique cabinet and the phonogram in full working order.

Dimensions: 46 x 46 x 95 cm (h)