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Penny Phonoand Penny Phono Deluxe (1939-40) by Cinematone Corp. of Hollywood, CA

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Penny Phono: two versions: one piece cabinet   |   two pieces cabinet

Automatic Age, 9/1939:
"Most startling innovation of this quality music machine is its PENNY PHONO RECORD, a 12-inch disc with 20 melodies on it - ten to a side. Cinematone Corporation not only only manufactures PENNY PHONO, but also waxes and processes its own records, using top-flight orchestras and talent recruited from trans­continental airshows and film studio recording orchestras."
"The machine comes in two models, counter and console. The size of the counter model is 20 inches long by 16 inches wide by 18 inches high, with a portable loud speaker which can be placed anywhere in location. The console, or floor model, has a built-in speaker. Styled by one of the country's leading industrial artists, "Penny Phono" has the additional merchandising features of illuminated sides, and one of the most original exploitation ideas ever conceived for a machine of its type. This is a colored lithographed card, fully illuminated which, in cartoon form, characterizes the hit tune of the week, and which is changed every time the record is changed. By the insertion of from 1 to 10 pennies, the record automatically starts and stops in silent grooves. Tunes are approximately two minutes in length. When the center end of the reached, the tone arm is auto­matically raised and returned to the first record starting point. Customers can play from 1 to 10 tunes at a time, receiving a wide variety of the world's finest music for their pennies."

Model Penny Phono - one piece cabinet
Photos courtesy of John Rinaldo

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manufactured on 1-18-1940
 

different art works make a different appearance
 

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Pictures courtesy of Coinopwarehouse
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Model Penny Phono - two pieces cabinet
Pictures courtesy of Rick price

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Cinematone Penny Phono De Luxe (1941)
Picture by courtesy of Bill Butterfield

Trutone Penny Phono

 

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