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 Post subject: Strange machine from Lithuania. Worth the price?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:44 pm 
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Just saw this in Ebay. I've wanted to add an outside horn phonograph to my collection for some time, but I'm a little weary when it comes to obscure brand names. Who made it, or is it even real? Would it be worth adding to my collection, or should I let this one go?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Horn-Gramophone ... 1438.l2649


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 Post subject: Re: Strange machine from Lithuania. Worth the price?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:41 pm 
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It looks real... the only concern I would have is shipping it from Lithuania and receiving it in one piece...


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 Post subject: Re: Strange machine from Lithuania. Worth the price?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:28 pm 
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This is a Swiss off-brand machine. It isn't worth the bother of shipping it across the ocean...unless you just have to have it.

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 Post subject: Re: Strange machine from Lithuania. Worth the price?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:41 am 
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It's nothing at all. Just a complete and utter cobbled up fake from Eastern Europe. There are literally hundreds of them in existence. They are the "New Updated Crapophone".


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 Post subject: Re: Strange machine from Lithuania. Worth the price?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:04 am 
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Steve wrote:
It's nothing at all. Just a complete and utter cobbled up fake from Eastern Europe. There are literally hundreds of them in existence. They are the "New Updated Crapophone".


... and poorly done, including what looks like scissors-cut plastic gilt decorations on the sides.


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 Post subject: Re: Strange machine from Lithuania. Worth the price?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:53 am 
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It is a genuine machine, but the horn has been mangled. The outer flare has been cut away, and I think the tapered end has been changed. In addition these machines are often very lightly built and flimsy. They are pretty to have but it is better to invest in a good Victor.


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