The Englewood Musicalphone was sold via magazines and mail order publications around 1906. It is another machine based on Columbia components, most examples employing a Columbia double spring motor.
Buyers were encouraged to purchase the machine on installment, and to complement it with special Englewood brand records (manufactured by Columbia).
The impressive long tone arm and support arm were ornately embossed with the Musicalphone name. According to Englewood advertising there was a Parlor and a Concert Grand model, but the differences between these models is not clear.
The Musicalphone was manufactured by Consolidated Factories of Chicago, Illinois. Although the origin of the Englewood Company's name is not known, Englewood is a neighborhood on the south side of Chicago.
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