Original U.S. WWII U.S. Army Special Services Phonograph Player - Excellent Condition
Original Item: Only One Available. A World War II record player used by the Army Special Services Division, as indicated by the stencil on the lid, which was responsible for, among other things, entertainment and recreational activities for the troops in the United States and the theaters of combat operations.
The phonograph player is in excellent condition, contained within an OD green case with leather carrying handle. The felt on the platter is still in good condition as well. There is a paper label on the inside of the lid that details the winding, use, cleaning, and oiling of the phonograph. It also indicates that the turntable was made by the BOETSCH BROS COMPANY of NEW YORK CITY.
The unit is spring powered, which is wound using the crank present in the case. When the unit is cranked and the switch activated, the turn table rotates smoothly. The unit has an extra needle and small spring in a compartment on the turn table. Approximately 17" by 16" by 7 1/2" inches in size.
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