VOICE-O-GRAPH VOICE O GRAPH VoiceOGraph 1947 Record Booth Recording Booth Jack White Neil Young Third Man Records VOICE-O-GRAPH Record Booth wanted For Sale VOICE-O-GRAPH Record Booth wanted 1947 Recording Booth Mutoscope For sale

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Website last updated:  06-14-2017

1947 International Mutoscope

 

VOICE-O-GRAPH

Record Booth

wanted!!

(BIG BUCKS $$ paid!)

(I'll also pay a generous finder's fee!)

email: RecordBooth@gmail.com


My other coinop obsession is the custom vinyl record vending VOICE-O-GRAPH Record Booth, made around 1947 by International Mutoscope!  PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE A VOICE-O-GRAPH RECORD BOOTH RECORDING STUDIO FOR SALE!  email RecordBooth@gmail.com

If you KNOW of somebody with a VOICE-O-GRAPH phonograph booth for sale, please email me and let me know and I will pay a BIG FINDER'S FEE if I am able to buy it!

I will buy ALL MODEL vinyl Record Booths, including a WESTERN PRODUCTS, INC. Record Booth. Also looking for the British machine 1934 VOICE RECORDS by AMUSEMENT EQUIPMENT Co., Ltd., Hong Kong works, Wembley, manufactured by Brecknell Munro & Rogers of Bristol, England (UK).

 

iginal vintage "Disneyland Toy Factory" made by the MOLD-A-RAMA company in 1963, painstakingly preserved and restored in its original form, inside and out, is about to come online by MOLDVILLE.

 

This machine is a beauty. It has the original red/yellow deck with original Disney posed wire figures in various positions about deck, e.g., pushing the mold halves closed, riding the dispensing shovel, pointing to the finished figure, etc. The original RED Disney delivery door is beautifully intact over the delivery box.

 

This particular machine was built just before the '64 NY World's Fair, and was last used in 1976. When retired it was producing Pluto Disney figures, the Pluto mold being on the machine and some original old-wax Pluto figures being found strewn about inside the machine.

 

The MOLDVILLE Mold-A-Rama machine has many, many, many original molds with it. (Not the wax figures;  I'm talking about the aluminum mold halves themselves that push together to make the MAR figures.)

 

For those inquiring minds, the best information is that the Disneyland Toy Factory Mold-A-Rama machines were NOT ever at Disneyland. But they most certainly WERE at the 1964 New York World's Fair, used to mold various Disney characters, and of course the '64 NY World's Fair symbol- the UNISPHERE!

 

Question is: What to do with this vintage, beautiful, all-original, operating machine?

 

While this thought can change depending upon interest, the initial idea is to make figures for those interested, change the mold each week, and offer a 'subscription' for a years' worth of figures. That would be 52 figures, perhaps shipped monthly, including some otherwise commonly seen figures, some not-so-commonly seen figures, and most importantly some EXTREMELY RARELY SEEN figures. While the exact figures to be molded will not be disclosed ahead of time, the rarest molds to be used include molds used at:

     '62 World's Fair in SEATTLE

     '64 World's Fair in NEW YORK

     '67 EXPO in MONTREAL

     Mann's Chinese Theatre in HOLLYWOOD at movie premiers

 

Each week, on Moldville Mondays, I hope to post a VIDEO clip of the Moldville Mold-A-Rama making that week's featured figure. All those who are subscribed will receive that figure (and subsequent figures). To provide incentive to subscribe beforehand and not wait until a desirable ultra-rare figure is announced, each new figure will be molded only for those who are already subscribed-and only one per subscription. I hope to provide the look and feel-and excitement-of discovering a Mold-A-Rama machine and the magical figure it brings to life.

 

If/when I get REALLY up to speed (and gain sufficient interest), I may provide some original AUDIO tracks from the Mold-A-Rama machines circa 1960s. This audio was output from a tape player either as an 'attract' mode to randomly attract a passerby, or continuously.

 

The Moldville Mold-A-Rama is based in Washington, DC, in a location probably 500+ miles from the closest operating Mold-A-Rama machine.

 

Please, PASS THE WORD! Let me have your thoughts at MoldvilleMoldarama@gmail.com. The more interest there is, the more likely this is to happen! And soon!

 

The subscription price is looking like it will be set at a mere $5 per week (plus nominal monthly shipping.) Remember, you'll want to subscribe quickly and not miss out on any Moldville Mondays. I plan to start with a bang! If you miss any given week because you haven't yet subscribed, you will have missed your opportunity to own that week’s figure, which very well may have been one of the many extremely rare figures.

Yes, I''M THE FELLOW WHO GOT ONE OF THESE FOR JACK WHITE AT THIRD MAN RECORDS!  If you missed it, Neil Young and Jack White brought that one onto the Tonight Show in May 2014 to promote Neil Young's latest album "A Letter Home" - recorded entirely in the vintage 1947 Voice-O-Graph Record Booth that I got for Jack!



As a hobby, I like to delicately and respectfully upgrade these booths to record "direct-to-plastic", aka "direct-to-vinyl". The lathe in this recording booth originally cut at 78 rpm and made a recording on a 6" acetate/lacquer covered cardboard Voice-O-Graph record disc that played for 65 seconds.  The upgrades that we implement have taken nearly 10 years to develop, through many trials and error.  But now, when upgraded, the Record Booth cuts 'direct-to-vinyl' live, plays it back, then automatically delivers it to you before your very eyes.  Our upgrades let you record at 45 rpm for over three (3:00) minutes!



I'll also PAY EXTREMELY WELL for a TURNTABLE mechanism from one of these!



Here's a link to a final testout I did a few months back in a Record Booth that we upgraded:

 





If you have an original booth - I will pay $$$ VERY WELL for it! 

Please email us at RecordBooth@gmail.com




This 1947 'De Luxe' model Voice-O-Graph record booth in an art-deco metal cabinet was saved from the back of a truck heading to the junkyard - back in 1988 - and kept in his mother's garage until he found me!  He got a BIG BUCKS $$$ reward!



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I will pay top dollar for ALL brands of Record Booths, in ANY condition, including this WESTERN PRODUCTS, INC. Record Booth.

HEAR YOUR VOICE AUTOMATICALLY RECORDED it says across the sides, originally 25c


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the re-purposed back of a 'De Luxe' model 1947 VOICE-O-GRAPH record booth found in the NJ suburbs of New York City (NYC).  If you know what 1650 WSAS RADIO was, please email RecordBooth@gmail.com and tell me!


 

Do you have either one of the models shown above?  If so, I will pay TOP DOLLAR $$ for it!  Please email RecordBooth@gmail.com


I will buy your 1947 Voice-O-Graph Record Booth in any condition!


Seriously!  This one was turned into a PHONE BOOTH!



Complete with bell on the outside!


Often they are nicer though, like this one that we discovered was used in the 1965 movie "INSIDE DAISY CLOVER" with Natalie Wood and Robert Redford:


Or this one, out of Texas, which might not have started out looking so nice...



...but after our top-notch restoration and UPGRADE, she now is not only stunning, but switchably operates at either 45 rpm (for a 3:10 length recording), or 33 1/3 rpm (for a block buster 4:23 length recording!)  (Originally they operated at 78 rpm and for only 65 seconds...)


Here's a clip I found of the 1947 VOICE-O-GRAPH Record Booth in the opening scene of "INSIDE DAISY CLOVER" where Natalie Wood goes to the Santa Monica Pier, walks into the 25c VoiceOGraph Record Booth above, and cuts a custom record, which she then sends off to the record company, which sets up the whole 'a star is born' type storyline (the good stuff starts about 2:20 in):

 


Here are some other vintage original 1947 VOICE-O-GRAPH Record Booths that I've had:


This is a metal 'DE LUXE' model of the 1947 VOICE-O-GRAPH Record Booth:


 

Did I say that I will PAY VERY WELL for your VOICE-O-GRAPH Record Booth?! 

$$$

Just email RecordBooth@gmail.com



I also supply custom-laser-cut record blanks for use in ANY VOICE-O-GRAPH Record Booth that we upgrade to cut 'direct-to-vinyl'!  They come individually wrapped, ready for your labels.


I will also pay well for other models of VOICE-O-GRAPH record booths:


1957 Model VOICE-O-GRAPH, this one with an early style wood door.


Or this 1968 Calibre record booth:

 


Or even other brands of Record Booths such as this WESTERN PRODUCTS, INC. Recording Studio:


Or a 25c coin operated 1939 Jesse J. WARNER AUTOMATIC VOICE STUDIO:


Or I'll also pay VERY WELL for a 1934 VOICE RECORDS British machine by Brecknell Munro & Rogers for AMUSEMENT EQUIPMENT Co. Ltd., Hong Kong works, Exhibition Grounds, Wembley, Middlesex, UK. (This recording machine made 5" aluminum records.)



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facebook page called "RECORD BOOTH"


email RecordBooth@gmail.com TODAY!