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 Post subject: What is this ?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:10 pm 
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Wow !! This machine looks amazing - never seen one with the drawer built in ! Anyone know what it is ?
(Currently on UK ebay 183051203833)


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 Post subject: Re: What is this ?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:25 pm 
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Victor VI
I have good days...this might not be one of them
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I don't know the make, but I'm guessing this was meant to be used in some place like a cafe or a bar.


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 Post subject: Re: What is this ?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:57 pm 
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I don't know what it is, but I like it...
"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: What is this ?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:00 am 
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The reproducer is marked Starkton... isn't that a German brand?
"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: What is this ?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:23 pm 
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Victor V
His epigrams are all his own, the man's an epigramophone!
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Curt A wrote:
The reproducer is marked Starkton... isn't that a German brand?


The soundbox bears the anchor trade mark of Thorens, who supplied components to many manufacturers.
They also made complete machines under their own name, but I have never seen one like this.


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 Post subject: Re: What is this ?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:15 am 
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Record storage, or an "honor system" coin box? I lean towards the former.

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 Post subject: Re: What is this ?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:15 am 
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His epigrams are all his own, the man's an epigramophone!
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It sold for £411. The new owner will have hours of fun researching it's identity.


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