Phonograph
Phonograph
Phonograph
Phonograph
Phonograph
Phonograph
Phonograph
Phonograph
Phonograph
Phonograph
Phonograph


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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Sound Communication
Furniture ➔ Phonograph

Identifier:
125911
Description:
This phonograph, later known as a record player, was built by the donor Herman Holmberg in 1940. The domed top has foliate designs around the sides and it opens to reveal a turntable covered in green felt. A removable metal handle for winding protrudes from the right side and the lower two-door cabinet opens to reveal a pull-out drawer with six slots labeled A through F. It stands on decorative cabriole legs.
Date:
1940
Materials:
Wood, Metal, Felt
Dimensions:
47.5" h 22" w 22" d
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift Of Herman Holmberg
Rights:

Makers/Donors
Herman L. Holmberg
Herman Holmberg was born in Sweden on July 12, 1874, and came to Grand Rapids with his family at the age of fifteen years. As a young man he worked as a wood carver. He later taught manual arts in the city schools until the former Davis Vocational Technical High School opened in 1920. There he taught furniture design, history of furniture, and sculpture courses until the school closed in 1944. He was a life member of the Grand Rapids Furniture Designers Association and a member of the Grand Rapids Retired teachers Club. In recognition of his outstanding contribution to industrial education, he was made an honorary life member of the Michigan Industrial Education Society. Mr. Holmberg died May 22, 1972.

Herman L. Holmberg
Herman Holmberg was born in Sweden on July 12, 1874, and came to Grand Rapids with his family at the age of fifteen years. As a young man he worked as a wood carver. He later taught manual arts in the city schools until the former Davis Vocational Technical High School opened in 1920. There he taught furniture design, history of furniture, and sculpture courses until the school closed in 1944. He was a life member of the Grand Rapids Furniture Designers Association and a member of the Grand Rapids Retired teachers Club. In recognition of his outstanding contribution to industrial education, he was made an honorary life member of the Michigan Industrial Education Society. Mr. Holmberg died May 22, 1972.
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