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Friday, June 12, 2015

On Friday, June 12, 2015, the Antique Phonograph Society (APS) is sponsoring an evening of free presentations at 5:00 PM at Donley’s Wild West Town in the meeting room adjacent to the Annual Phonograph and Music Box Show and Sale building. These presentations will take place after the dealer setup/early buyer day closes, and is open to all.
Shawn O’Rourke, a leading contributor to the quarterly APS journal, will bring to life his series of articles, “How Does That Coin-Operated Phonograph Work?” His presentation will address the origin and evolution of the coin-operated phonograph with technical and historical information he has gleaned through years of research and direct experience with these forerunners of the American jukebox.

John Levin, a noted collector of early cylinder recordings, will present the CPS1, his new cylinder playback system. The result of years of research and development, John explains how the CPS1’s technology delivers negligible record wear and superior fidelity to other playback systems. More importantly, John will compare most popular types of cylinder reproducers in use on the basis of stylus size, weight, resultant stylus pressure, and frequency response. The results will surprise you. Attendees will also hear some stunning cylinders from the early 1890s.

Donley’s is sponsoring a burgers and beer BBQ before the presentations (fee charged).

Location: 8512 South Union Road, Union, Illinois 60180
For more information:
Annual Phonograph and Music Box Sale:
Antique Phonograph Society: www.antiquephono.org