Cecilian upright phonograph with oak cabinet for sale at Ye Olde Shoppe Antiques.
The following photographs were take by Betty from John Peel's collection in Port Hope in August, 2007.
The following were supplied by Adam Miron in 2013:
This portable was for sale In Toronto in November, 2008 (photos by KW):
The following ephemera are from the collection of Bill and Betty Pratt:
Toronto Daily Star, December 15, 1916, p. 28 December 22, 1916, p. 17. Two very early Cecilian advertisements - "Made in Canada".
Toronto Daily Star, December 19, 1916, p. 4, and an ad in a band concert programme at Massey Hall (Toronto), November 30, 1916.
Canadian Music Trades Journal, April, 1917, p. 69. The Cecilian Company's salesrooms in Toronto.
Parts machine for sale in Toronto, Nov. 2009 (photos by Arthur Zimmerman). Betty Pratt found reference to the 'Russell Gear and Machine Co." in Encyclopedia of Recorded Sound, Volume 1 by Frank W. Hoffmann: "Of the earliest Australian-made gramophones...others were…and the Concertola—the motor of which was made by the Russell Gear and Machine Co. Ltd., of Toronto, Canada. Tommy Russell was a general manager for the iconic Canada Cycle and Motor Co. (CCM) and diversified to include Russell Motor Car Co., Russell Gear & Machine, and Canadian Acme Screw & Gear.
Article from Toronto Daily Star, September 3, 1919 p. 1. The Cecilian Concertphone is on display by the Cecilian Company at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto.
Advert from Canadian Home Journal, December, 1919 p. 22:
The Globe, September 25, 1920, p. 7. Image digitally enhanced by Hopkin Design.
Advert from the Quebec Telegraph, Sep. 21, 1921, pg. 19:
Steve Valeriote sent the following pictures of his tabletop Cecilian--of which he has beautifully restored the exterior.
Electric braking mechanism?
Here is Steve's machine in action! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99npGNzsvh0
Cecilian Melophonic portable.
Matthew Davidson writes in 2023: "There is only one place where I've seen gramophones for sale in Nova Scotia. It is at The Great Village Antiques Mart, formerly R.F. Layton, General Merchant store in Great Village, NS, about 1 hr 15 min from Halifax."