#54 - Hawthorne & Sheble "Non Pareil" ("No Equal")
H & S began in Philadelphia, mid-90s, as talking machine dealers and makers of accessories. Edison soon black-balled them for minor offenses, but they enjoyed a long and fruitful collaboration with Columbia. Within a year or so, H & S introduced a line of fine furniture incorporating a talking machine mechanism and record storage. The quality of this piece is evident. Housing a Type 'A' Graphophone.
Provenance: Dr. Richard Pope
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $2,200
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Up for auction on April 13, 2012