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 Post subject: German grammophone
PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:16 pm 
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Victor Jr
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[quote][/quote]Any ideas about it? Crapophone?


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 Post subject: Re: German grammophone
PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:28 pm 
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Nope, I'd say that's the genuine thing. I wish I could find European machines in my area.


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 Post subject: Re: German grammophone
PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:47 am 
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Thank you for your reply.
All the details suggest it's an original thing.
It's so strange it has two mirrors on the sides... maybe they have been added later?


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 Post subject: Re: German grammophone
PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:06 am 
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I bought my very first horn gramophone 44 years ago in Greece and it was similar to yours with mirrors and all that...
I think that they are late machines with a mix of new and second hands parts; I assume that they were sold and used in remote areas where electricity was not available yet.
So I will not call them crapophone.
Jeff


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 Post subject: Re: German grammophone
PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:35 am 
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Victor V
His epigrams are all his own, the man's an epigramophone!
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I have seen external horn machines with clear glass panels in the case sides but never mirrors. The motor could be viewed through glass if one was so inclined, but I cannot see what purpose mirrors would serve, so I assume that they were purely decorative additions.


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 Post subject: Re: German grammophone
PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:09 am 
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Thank you for all your answers!!


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 Post subject: Re: German grammophone
PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:22 am 
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phonodesbois wrote:
I bought my very first horn gramophone 44 years ago in Greece and it was similar to yours with mirrors and all that...
I think that they are late machines with a mix of new and second hands parts; I assume that they were sold and used in remote areas where electricity was not available yet.
So I will not call them crapophone.
Jeff

They are made up without a doubt !


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