1918 Sonora Baby Grand Phonograph – Mahogany

1918 Sonora Baby Grand Phonograph – Mahogany

1918 Sonora Baby Grand Phonograph – Mahogany

Previous Restoration shown as an example of prior work by New England Victrola & Clock.

SKU: 1918SON303418
Availability: Out Of Stock

This machine has been fully restored and sold, this is an example of previous restoration work by New England Victrola & Clock. 

If you are interested in purchasing a restored version of this model Sonora, check pre-sale inventory or contact us for future availability.

1918 Sonora Baby Grand Phonograph – Mahogany

Serial Number 303418

Restored in April 2021

The Baby Grand, illustrated below, received a Sonora Grade of C for tone quality. The design of the cabinet included a bulge. Manufactured of wood, the Baby Grand was available in Golden, Fumed, Early English or Mission Oak, Brown Mahogany, or Mahogany.  This 1918 unit had Mahogany veneer.

Features of the Sonora phonograph includes the sound amplifier (reproducer), automatic stop, and envelope filing system. The envelope filing system was a way to store and organize records. After a record was pulled out of the filing system, the envelope remained in a slightly forward position making it easier to find the proper location when returning the record. The filing system also came with an index book to help locate records easily and efficiently.  Due to the inability to located parts and to enable more conventional storage, the filing system was omitted from this restored unit.

As stated in their catalog, “tone is the essence of a phonograph,” and according to the catalog, the Sonora Phonograph won the highest award for tone quality at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition.

The original selling price was $180 and that equates to $3,422 in 2021 spending power.

Weight 165 kg
Dimensions 48 × 28 × 24 cm



Baby Grand

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Wood Finish

Sapele Mahogany

Hardware Finish

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