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 Post subject: Anyone familiar with "Unolla"
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:51 pm 
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Greetings,

There is a gramophone with a trademark label "UNOLLA", it is for sale here in the U.S. on an internet classified ad.
Sale price is $200 USD.

Does anyone have any information on this brand? Who manufactured this machine and possible years of production? Value estimate would be greatly appreciated.
We are asking in the B & E machine forum because it has so many similarities to our other European made gramophones.

Thank you for any info you may be able to share.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone familiar with "Unolla"
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:15 pm 
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Looks thoroughly UK/European to me, Swiss components and a saxophone type horn. $200 is about the maximum worth, though this might sound better than it appears.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone familiar with "Unolla"
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:11 pm 
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estott wrote:
Looks thoroughly UK/European to me, Swiss components and a saxophone type horn. $200 is about the maximum worth, though this might sound better than it appears.



Agree.

I spotted a few photos of needle tins bearing the same logo, for sale on UK eBay --
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...a well as a table model that appears to be from about the same period -- mid to late 1920s --
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FROM: https://www.findlotsonline.com/auction- ... ls/239019/

It looks to be a knock-off--fitted with Swiss-made components--of the HMV "New Gramophones." The larger floor models were fitted with very long saxophone-shaped horns to enhance bass output.

If you're interested, here's a circa 1925 brochure -- (Click to download HMV brochure in PDF format https://sounds.bl.uk/related-content/TE ... 0000A0.pdf )

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone familiar with "Unolla"
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:11 am 
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"UN" probably stands for United, as in United Kingdom.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone familiar with "Unolla"
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:37 pm 
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estott wrote:
"UN" probably stands for United, as in United Kingdom.


Or perhaps, in a pre-echo of 7-Up's "the un-cola" ad campaign, the Un-Victrola? :idea:

Uh, never mind.... :roll:


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