phonograph stage props for "My Fair Lady"

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Project by DaytonB posted 2372 days ago 4185 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We were in a Musical at our local Center for the Arts a couple years ago. We did My Fair lady and needed several Phonographs but the director could not find any so I decided to make them. I figured Id just makes a finger Joint box with a paper cone suck in the top. As I started looking at pictures of old phonographs on the internet I kept adding more to mine. I found several different styles of horns that I figured I could make using roofing flashing. I carved out as many pieces of the workings as I could and used plumbing fittings everywhere else. The cylinders are real and I found the decals on EBay. They aren’t perfect and I especially had trouble with the blooming horn, its a lot trickier than it looks, but they looks pretty good from the audience. I like the dual horn model the best so I kept it, it looks the best up close. You can see it in our theater room picture.

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#1 posted 2372 days ago

Dayton, Those are pretty cool looking. I bet they fit perfect into the show.
Props are always a fun thing to make I have doen afew things for a friend of mine who stage manages for a local theater company.


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#2 posted 2372 days ago

I can hear them playing now. Very nicely done.


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#3 posted 2372 days ago

fun project and a great story, thanks for posting

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