Mulholland Press

Publications for the phonograph collector


In the 1930s, there was no finer instrument for reproducing records than the big Capehart Deluxe instruments.  These fabulous instruments were priced far beyond the means of the average music lover, so they remained an exclusive luxury through the Depression.  The company is most remembered for its line of home instruments that included a unique record changer that could play both sides of a record automatically. The company was founded in the late 1920s to manufacture and market a line of jukeboxes. While these jukeboxes contained many of the qualities later associated with the home machines, it remained for the introduction of the Capehart 400 in late 1930 to cement the reputation of the Capehart.

These luxurious instruments cost $1000 at a time when new automobiles could be purchased for 1/3 the price.

Use the navigation menus above to learn about the Capehart
Orchestrope, Amperion, models 500, 400, 300, 200, 100, and the Panamuse.

There is an interesting article
here regarding a custom installation in a mansion.

Click on the link below to listen to a rare promotional record intended for dealer demonstrations.

I, Capehart - Promotional Record