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 Post subject: Phonograph Art nouveau
PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:27 pm 
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Victor I
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I would like to share with you the gramophone I bought here in São Paulo, Brazil, everything indicates being German or French but I have not found it yet.
What strikes the attention of the cabinet is all in oak and expressly decorated is the size, 50 cm 50 cm, with 14-inch plate and the double-rope motor with nickel-iron.
Has any friend ever seen anything like it?


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 Post subject: Re: Phonograph Art nouveau
PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:07 pm 
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Very impressive!


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 Post subject: Re: Phonograph Art nouveau
PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:11 pm 
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congratulations! I have see the style of horn before. The cabinet is real neat!


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 Post subject: Re: Phonograph Art nouveau
PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:08 pm 
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That is a wonderful machine... I have seen something similar from Europe - I think Germany or Switzerland, but can't remember where... It wasn't exactly like it, but the carving reminds me of the Black Forest or Oberammergau...
"The phonograph† is not of any commercial value."
Thomas Alva Edison - Comment to his assistant, Samuel Insull.

"No one needs a Victrola XX, a Perfected Graphophone Type G, or whatever you call those noisy things."
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 Post subject: Re: Phonograph Art nouveau
PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:12 pm 
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Since many Germans fled to Brazil and South America both before and after WWII, it seems that German manufacture is most likely... By the way, what are the scenes on the sides of the case and are they embossed brass?
"The phonograph† is not of any commercial value."
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"No one needs a Victrola XX, a Perfected Graphophone Type G, or whatever you call those noisy things."
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 Post subject: Re: Phonograph Art nouveau
PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:58 pm 
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It's a good deduction, I also think it's German.
When the panels are made of brass bathed with something like nickel, the yellow coloration of the brass can be noticed in some wear and tear.


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 Post subject: Re: Phonograph Art nouveau
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Those panels are amazing...
"The phonograph† is not of any commercial value."
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"No one needs a Victrola XX, a Perfected Graphophone Type G, or whatever you call those noisy things."
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 Post subject: Re: Phonograph Art nouveau
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The horn is spectacular, also... The curved panels are unusual...
"The phonograph† is not of any commercial value."
Thomas Alva Edison - Comment to his assistant, Samuel Insull.

"No one needs a Victrola XX, a Perfected Graphophone Type G, or whatever you call those noisy things."
My Wife


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 Post subject: Re: Phonograph Art nouveau
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Quite spectacular!

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 Post subject: Re: Phonograph Art nouveau
PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:31 pm 
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Beautiful machine. It must have been for a high end customer. Very fancy carvings ..Tom B


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