Wood tonearm from early 20th century..

Why this Vitaphone Wood Tonearm from the early twenty century reminds me about at least two contemporary tonearm designs? And the promotional text!

"Vitaphone Solid Wood Arm (without metal parts) through which passes every vibration of the needle, refines and develops every note, only reproducing the self-same-like strains that were received into the original master record: without that metallic, nasal, scratchy sound."

Photo source: link. Thanks for the tip Tim.