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 Post subject: Polish 1915 Syrena Gramophone
PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 7:58 am 
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Victor O
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Hi everyone !
I would like to show my new project.
Its probably Polish “Syrena” gramophone from about 1915 made in Vilnius (actually Lithuania, pre II war was Poland)
Its made from 3 kinds of venered wood – dark walnut, mahogany, and patterned maple.
At the front its 3 bronze relief in classicist style.
Horn with seccesion pattern (55 cm diameter) is made from brass.
all parts is original except one maple "window".


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 Post subject: Re: Polish 1915 Syrena Gramophone
PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 8:08 am 
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Great looking machine! Thanks for posting. Can you show also the motor? is it a Polish made motor as well?


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 Post subject: Re: Polish 1915 Syrena Gramophone
PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 8:20 am 
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Most of syrena gramophones have this motor, probaly its german manufacture (photo made before retoration)
Syrena also used starkton reproducers
sometimes they used signatures on the motor and reproducer (its not mine photos)


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 Post subject: Re: Polish 1915 Syrena Gramophone
PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 9:26 am 
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A very beautiful machine and a wonderful restoration. Congratulations! I love seeing a nice machine that I have never seen before.
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 Post subject: Re: Polish 1915 Syrena Gramophone
PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 9:49 am 
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A rare and spectacular machine from a company which is little known outside Poland and Russia, even though they had a large export trade including a special series of records for the British market. Note the different spellings of the name on the labels :


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 Post subject: Re: Polish 1915 Syrena Gramophone
PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 9:59 am 
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No, its different SYRENA, this gramophone is from Vilnius, not Syrena record from Warsaw.


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 Post subject: Re: Polish 1915 Syrena Gramophone
PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 12:23 pm 
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Hi! Sirena factory was in Vilna (Vilnius), in those years of Polish autonomy within Russia until 1915. In 1910, 2 brothers Isserlin founded a factory that assembled gramophones from Swiss components.Cases did the same in Russia, on the territory of modern Belarus.The brand "Sirena" was put by order of this factory on the Swiss motors.If you are reading in Russian, here is a picture from the Royal advertising magazine. Translation: the Only sale of the world's most perfect gramophones Swiss factory " Sirena" .Best regards


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 Post subject: Re: Polish 1915 Syrena Gramophone
PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 1:10 pm 
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This is another example of syrena:
All parts of this gramophone depended about price.
customer selected motor, case, horn, reproducer.
So its hard to find 2 identically examples.


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 Post subject: Re: Polish 1915 Syrena Gramophone
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:37 am 
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There is a similar device in my collection.The motor is Swiss.Not a word about Syrena.


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 Post subject: Re: Polish 1915 Syrena Gramophone
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I must admit: for sheer glamor, European machines left their American rivals in the dust... :pig:

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