Established in 2003, West Ridge Bungalow Neighbors is a voluntary group of neighbors in Chicago who desire to assist each other in preserving and appreciating the homes in our neighborhood; educating each other and the broader public in the value and the story of our neighborhood; and providing resources to each other to improve the quality of our homes, enrich our lives and assure our neighborhood's future.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

George Glastris: WRBN member, collector, klutz

George Glastris made his biggest mistake on the first day of a dream job he landed right out of college. He was at a top auction house in London and his first task was to put away a very rare and very large Edison phonograph from 1890. But George ended up dropping it. Although he's still clumsy, George turned his embarrassment into a lifelong passion. He now owns 25 vintage phonographs, and he's still in search of the one he dropped to add to his collection.
See a photo of the type of phonograph George dropped, and listen to the full story here.

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