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 Post subject: Please id this sound box ...
PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:07 am 
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No. 8 but no other maker mark etc.

Thank you for any id you can give.


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 Post subject: Re: Please id this sound box ...
PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:00 am 
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Decca No 8


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 Post subject: Re: Please id this sound box ...
PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:11 am 
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It went under the Maestrophonic brand. It is swiss made.


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 Post subject: Re: Please id this sound box ...
PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:29 am 
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Thank you both very much for the information.


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 Post subject: Re: Please id this sound box ...
PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:42 pm 
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One of the best soundboxes ever! (also one of the ugliest)


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Phono48 wrote:
One of the best soundboxes ever! (also one of the ugliest)



Oh, that is very good to hear - except it is missing the needle screw so it may be difficult to play anything sadly.

I make my own bamboo needles though so if I make one extra wide perhaps it will work ...


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 Post subject: Re: Please id this sound box ...
PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:26 pm 
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Teak wrote:
It went under the Maestrophonic brand. It is swiss made.

yes but it is a Decca 8 as it has no badging ! And Decca front panel

these have Maestrophonic front and badging


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 Post subject: Re: Please id this sound box ...
PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:29 pm 
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poodling around wrote:
Phono48 wrote:
One of the best soundboxes ever! (also one of the ugliest)



Oh, that is very good to hear - except it is missing the needle screw so it may be difficult to play anything sadly.

I make my own bamboo needles though so if I make one extra wide perhaps it will work ...


needle screw available on Ebay

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Gramophone-s ... SwWKtUrqBc


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 Post subject: Re: Please id this sound box ...
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Decca never made their own soundboxes. Even those bearing the Decca name were bought in from other manufacturers. The No.8 was made by Paillard.

After WW2 Decca acquired the rights to the excellent Meltrope soundbox, which was then badged as a Decca and fitted to many of their post war portables.


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 Post subject: Re: Please id this sound box ...
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epigramophone wrote:
Decca never made their own soundboxes. Even those bearing the Decca name were bought in from other manufacturers. The No.8 was made by Paillard.

After WW2 Decca acquired the rights to the excellent Meltrope soundbox, which was then badged as a Decca and fitted to many of their post war portables.



Thank you very much,

Do you have any idea please as to when our sound box may have been made please I wonder ?


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