General Question

Jude's avatar

Anyone know anything about Starck phonographs (teens/early 1920's)

Asked by Jude (32134points) July 25th, 2010

This weekend, I picked up a sweet phonograph (lovely) in excellent condition. The name Starck, though; it’s hard to find information online about that particular name/phonograph.

Observing members: 0 Composing members: 0

2 Answers

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

I think they were made by the P.A.Starck company in Chicago. They made musical instruments, especially pianos. I suppose phonographs were a branch product venture, in the same way that Harley-Davidson made bicycles for a while. They probably stopped making them when phonographs went electric in the early 30s. The company has been defunct for over 40 years. Many of the parts for phonographs of that era are generic; phonographs were assembled from these parts and given local brand names.

Response moderated (Writing Standards)

Answer this question




to answer.

This question is in the General Section. Responses must be helpful and on-topic.

Your answer will be saved while you login or join.

Have a question? Ask Fluther!

What do you know more about?
Knowledge Networking @ Fluther