Little Wonders

"Little Wonder" Phonograph

There are two controversies about this phonograph.- The first is whether this phonograph was designed to be sold with Little Wonder records.- That's unlikely, because this phonograph was designed to play only vertical records. -The phonograph at right has no hole in the tone arm for the thumb screw to enter when the reproducer is turned to play laterally recorded records. -Some other examples of this phonograph have both holes drilled, but that wouldn't explain why this one would only play verticals if it was originally designed to play Little Wonders.

The second controversy is what the original crank looked like.- There are at least five contenders -- each with strong supporters -- and no clear winner (see photos below):

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