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Last update August 19, 2020. We are sorry about the lack of progress and detail - too busy at the office......

The history of mechanical music in the home

The Phonograph Room houses our collection of vintage "talking machines" and is now located at Compass Music and Arts Centre in Brandon, VT. We have expanded into more modern record players, tape recorders and early hi-fi up to 1970s, vintage radio and TV.

The collection is intended to be a modest working display, not just a static museum, and machines are in varying condition - several are to be fully restored and rebuilt..

Hours/admission

The Phonograph Rooms are an ongoing development andare still being assembled. The main rooms are complete and we are busy trying to find more space for the growing exhibit.
Entry is $5 adult, $4 senior, $1 under 14
. Not suitable for children under 8. Parties welcome!

Personal demonstration and tour by prior arrangement: $10 per person


The Compass Center is open Monday through SaturdayFriday from 10 am to 4.30 pm - come and visit our exhibits and stores. Compass is also the head office of Divine Art Records, a major international classical record label; ; a resident artist, retail gift/book/collectibles stores,. Fully accessible building.

NOTE: CLOSED SATURDAYS &SUNDAYS

Please note: this collection is made up from donations from several individuals in the USA and UK. None of the items are for sale.

 

Records for sale:
Currently, we have collector's 45s and cheap clearanceLPs. 78s/many more LPs to come later. We don't sell donated records, only duplicate copies. A few boxes are in the store at Compass to start us off.



Just acquired:
Courtesy of kind donations, needing much TLC: Sentinel portable TV from 1948 , Wollensak tape recorder c.1962, various 1960s HIFI components


Wanted:

NOTE due to lack of time and resource we are not accepting new donations at present.

 

 

 

 

 

Entrance fees and voluntary donations will help us to preserve a fast-disappearing part of our cultural heritage.

 

 
Compass is on facbook
 
Compass Music and Arts Center, 333 Jones Drive, Park Village, Brandon, VT 05733 | 802-247-4295
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