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 Post subject: What is this beautiful machine?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:37 pm 
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Image from the 1932 film Jewel Robbery, starring William Powell. I assume it's European, though I'm probably wrong.
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This machine surrounds hate and forces it to surrender-Pete Seeger.


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 Post subject: Re: What is this beautiful machine?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:44 pm 
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I asked about these once before but got little info.

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One of George's books has some pics of these. Search the board for "hatbox" and you find it.


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Hopefully this post will have better luck. Thank you.
This machine surrounds hate and forces it to surrender-Pete Seeger.


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It's a "hatbox" machine, made by various companies and named that because it looked like an antique hat box...


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"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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Thank you. I love these novelty photographs. I think the camera box ones are still my favorite.
This machine surrounds hate and forces it to surrender-Pete Seeger.


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I'd love one of these Odeons one day:


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That is one long tone arm.
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The Odeon machine was in this scene from "Shanghai Express."

(Double-click the video above or click this link to go to the video on YouTube.)

Wonderful invention, the phonograph. Keeps a man alive long after he's dead. ~ P.J. Wolfson


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Curt A wrote:
It's a "hatbox" machine, made by various companies and named that because it looked like an antique hat box...


This, and the one in the film, are made using Palliard components. Reflector lid machines were not common in the US and the only maker I know who made them was Sonora, but I think this is an import.

Carryola made quite a few hatbox machines with the horn opening near the turntable- some were trademarked "Flapperphone"


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 Post subject: Re: What is this beautiful machine?
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You have the opportunity to buy one now

https://www.ebay.fr/itm/Gramophone-Odeon-Bauhaus-Tres-Rare/302853380259?hash=item468377d8a3:g:8rYAAOSwveRbfDtZ


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