more than 20 years, Rose & Gracey's Antiques has been restoring
and repairing phonographs and talking machines for people all over
the U.S. and the world. Unfortunately, we are no longer restoring these fine treasures from the past. We thank everyone who has ever allowed the privildege of restorion their family phonographs and talking machines and we hope that you continue to treasure these wonderful machines for years to come.
We've taken a great deal of pride in restoring these fine treasurers
back to their original factory condition. We've also take pride in
duplicating almost any phonograph finish. We usually spent anaverage of 40 to 60
restoration hours on every machine we've sold.
If you're in need of phonograph restoration, be it a motor, a reproducer,
or a complete cabinet restoration, write to us and we will try to direct you to another capable restoration artist.
Restorations of the past!
Here's a little of what we used to do!
Motors were disassembled allowing thorough removal
of 80 or more years of dried grease, dirt and damaging grit that
eventually destroy the mechanical components. Worn, rusted, corroded
or pitted parts were replaced. Motors were then re-greased
and reassembled using the same style lubricants and tools as when
the machine was originally built.
reproducing components were restored. Dried and cracked gaskets
and micas were replaced, and broken or otherwise deteriorated parts
are replaced insuring the best possible sound reproduction.
Cabinets were likewise refurbished. When practical,
original cabinet finishes were cleaned and polished or re-amalgamated
to restore natural beauty. If total refinishing was required to restore
the cabinet to its original beauty, the same materials (flake shellacs,
varnishes, and stains) and methodologies were employed as when the
machine originally rolled off the factory line.
Thank you again for allowing us to be your restoration specialist.
Rose & Gracey's Antiques
5806 1st Street S.
Arlington, VA 22204 US