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 Post subject: The Wonderphone.
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:47 pm 
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This advertisement, said to be from a 1929 trade magazine, appeared on eBay recently. The statement that the machine was "Non-Electric" suggests that it was just another acoustic wind up gramophone, and the absence of an illustration suggests that the advertisers were reluctant to reveal it's true origins.

Has anyone ever seen a Wonderphone?


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 Post subject: Re: The Wonderphone.
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 Post subject: Re: The Wonderphone.
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Ah. Having looked at google at various 1929 trade magazines and other reference it seems that this was indeed a horn only - the one depicted in the above thread in fact or very similar - so maybe good enough for a Ginn / EMG ?

It was very well thought of though it seems - but so ugly it needed to be hidden behind a curtain !

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Once the PDF is opened, right click and search for wonderphone.

Apparently Loveless and Hunter bought / were agents for another camera company around this time - so maybe it bought the Oxford Camera and Gramophone Company ?
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 Post subject: Re: The Wonderphone.
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Very interesting! The horn appears to be quite similar to the Wilson Panharmonic horn, and the EMG Mk VIII horn.
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 Post subject: Re: The Wonderphone.
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 Post subject: Re: The Wonderphone.
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I do remember seeing one of these horns on UK eBay a few years ago in poor condition. IIRC it was discussed here on the forum, and a few people felt it was some kind of covered wickerwork, but someone disproved that - only a vague memory though!
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 Post subject: Re: The Wonderphone.
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 Post subject: Re: The Wonderphone.
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Managed to copy the photo from the abovementioned pdf.


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 Post subject: Re: The Wonderphone.
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That picture puts to bed a few of the ridiculous statements in the previous thread.


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