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 Post subject: Crystalate Ashtray
PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:18 pm 
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Ok, I know it's not a "machine" but as there isn't an ashtray section I thought it would be ok .

Bought this recently - never seen another one ! Anyone know any more - I guess it is from the 20's ?


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 Post subject: Re: Crystalate Ashtray
PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:26 pm 
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Brilliant never seen one before ! have the little Imperial records ever been put on the forum?


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 Post subject: Re: Crystalate Ashtray
PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:57 pm 
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https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/sho ... php?t=6571


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 Post subject: Re: Crystalate Ashtray
PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:02 pm 
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That's wonderful to see, thanks so much for posting! I'd love to find one myself! I have a "thing" for Crystalate as they were based fairly near here, and were very much pioneers in early record production in this country. Some years ago when I had a monthly spot on BBC Radio Kent, one of their DJs and I put together an hour's documentary on them. It was even nominated for a Sony award!

soundgen wrote:
have the little Imperial records ever been put on the forum?
Here:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=26753 and I think I may have one or two additions since the last list I posted.


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 Post subject: Re: Crystalate Ashtray
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http://www.rootsvinylguide.com/ebay_ite ... sed-in-193


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 Post subject: Re: Crystalate Ashtray
PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:13 pm 
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There are bizarre ones such as Spanish lessons ! And also a really rare one I do like to be beside the seaside on the Blackpool organ by Sidney Torch , it was given away at the time and presumably in quantity but is very difficult to find

I once had a box of these with a letter from The Crystalate co thanking the writer fro requesting them , I think you could write off and get them as samples


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 Post subject: Re: Crystalate Ashtray
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soundgen wrote:
There are bizarre ones such as Spanish lessons ! And also a really rare one I do like to be beside the seaside on the Blackpool organ by Sidney Torch , it was given away at the time and presumably in quantity but is very difficult to find

I believe that was on the Rex label which sort-of took over from Imperial - might be the only 3 ½" Rex disc issued - does anyone know for sure?

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I once had a box of these with a letter from The Crystalate co thanking the writer fro requesting them , I think you could write off and get them as samples

I have one myself, complete with enclosed leaflets (but no letter) - will endeavour to photograph it.

Thanks very much for the links too Mike, I will definitely update the list now!


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 Post subject: Re: Crystalate Ashtray
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If you want to hear some of these, click on the link. The first record listed does not start playing until about 45 seconds into the recording, for whatever reason. I don't know about the others...
http://stamp3.com/download/3%C2%BD-impe ... play-audio
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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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