Yankee Prince



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The O'Neill-James Company of Chicago was responsible for a number of machines, including the cylinder Busy Bee, the disc Busy Bee, and the Aretino. The machines were constructed of Hawthorne and Sheble components until 1909, when as the result of a lawsuit they were compelled to use Columbia parts.

The Yankee Prince is one of the lesser seen members of the O'Neill-James group. Note the extra lug in the turntable in the style of the Busy Bee, designed to lock the purchaser into proprietary records.

Yankee Prince talking machine
This Yankee Prince is fitted with a Columbia type arm and bracket. Larger image
Yankee Prince phonograph, decal
The colorful, bucolic decal.
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