Brooks Automatic Repeating Phonograph



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In 1918, as the Victor patents expired, everybody and his brother attempted to enter the Victrola business. A new participant needed something to distinguish his product from his competitor, and the Brooks Manufacturing Company of Saginaw, Michigan was one of the few to fit their instrument with a repeating attachment.

Brooks advertised that their automatic repeating phonograph would play any kind of record, any number of times. A dial on the machine allowed the operator to select up to nine plays, or continous play.


Brooks Automatic
The non-descript oak case gave no clue that anything unusual was contained inside.
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Brooks Automatic repeating phonograph
Details of the repeating mechanism with the turntable removed.
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Brooks automatic tabletop version
Tabletop version of the Brooks.
Brooks automatic interior
Decal and tonearm of the tabletop Brooks.

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