15 July 2012

Magic Voice

The Sonora Chime Company started out in New York City in 1908, making chiming bells for clocks. The company moved into phonographs, retaining its slogan "Clear as a Bell", and was reincorporated in 1913 as the Sonora Phonograph Company.

The subsidiary of Sonora SA France was started in 1932, in Puteaux, west of Paris. The VM1, the first Sonora known as La Voix Magique, was introduced in 1937. The black Bakelite cabinet of this example is in excellent condition, and the speaker cloth is original.

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