Polyphon - Disc Storage Cabinet
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CH classification AUDIO-VISUAL TECHNOLOGY Audio Accessories record holder
CH classification MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS Automatic polyphon
Open: W755 x L710 x H760 mm
Made in Germany for the English market, the player and this cabinet were restored by Harold Dickinson in the 1950s and played to friends and guests outside his music room at Indooroopilly. Harold and his brother Eddie both became blind from inherited Glioma and both were educated at The Blind School in Brisbane. The two young men became cabinet makers by trade and ran their business from the house at Goldieslie Road, where Harold lived with his wife Mercy, who was also vision-impaired. The music room was integral to the couple’s life in Brisbane.
Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.