I have a very nice Aeolian Vocalion floor model in oak. I love it. I got lucky with mine, the pot metal tone arm is in perfect shape, most of them tend to break off at the little up and down tone arm support.
Nice sounding, too. It's got that "Graduola" remote volume control of sorts, as long as you're only three feet away from it!
Anyway, thanks for posting these Larry. I love old ads for machines!
Now that I think about it my very first exposure to phongraphs was a Vocalion. My grandmother had it in the basement where we did the laundry and she canned alot.. It was her fathers. It was probably a table top model because later I realized that the cabinet under it was removable.. But I remember that pull out volume control. Thats where I heard my first victrola records. Unfortunately one of the distant cousins was over to visit one day when I was about 13 and he cranked it and broke the spring the first try. In those days most people didn't know what to do with them and when I came over again she said that she had given it to another distant cousin that lived near. I think I probably cried over that one.. Later while she was still alive I probably had up to 10 machines in her basment encluding the art case edisons, and the william an mary console, and 1,200 records. Well what is gone is gone, but it got me started..