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 Post subject: Does Anyone Know Who Won These Two Reproducers?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:09 pm 
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Does anyone know who won these two reproducers in the recent Ebay listing:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Closed-Face-Zonophone-amp-Berliner-Phonograph-Reproducers-Old-Vtg-Antique-As-Is-/132490959274?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=fOvDxbWm8Ys3LqEjw%252F25k4RkdKE%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

I would like to get in contact with the new owner.

Bob S.


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 Post subject: Re: Does Anyone Know Who Won These Two Reproducers?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:23 am 
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I am not the person that bought them. I was just wondering if they are authentic. I don’t see any markings and the Clark Johnson’s needle chuck looks wrong to me.


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 Post subject: Re: Does Anyone Know Who Won These Two Reproducers?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:00 pm 
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I am not the person that bought them. I was just wondering if they are authentic. I don’t see any markings and the Clark Johnson’s needle chuck looks wrong to me.

To my eyes the Zonophone reproducer appears 100% authentic. (I have one just like it).

The question comes with the Clark/Johnson style reproducer.
My first thought is that the faceplate may have been flipped to show the better side?
But, after talking with another collector, there's a possibility that it may be a reproducer for a "Montross", or other early Berliner knockoff.

The only way to tell for sure would be to examine the reproducer.

Bob S.


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 Post subject: Re: Does Anyone Know Who Won These Two Reproducers?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:35 pm 
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Zwebie wrote:
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I am not the person that bought them. I was just wondering if they are authentic. I don’t see any markings and the Clark Johnson’s needle chuck looks wrong to me.

To my eyes the Zonophone reproducer appears 100% authentic. (I have one just like it).

The question comes with the Clark/Johnson style reproducer.
My first thought is that the faceplate may have been flipped to show the better side?
But, after talking with another collector, there's a possibility that it may be a reproducer for a "Montross", or other early Berliner knockoff.

The only way to tell for sure would be to examine the reproducer.

Bob S.


I hope for the buyer’s sake that you are correct. There were many variations even within a manufacturer’s parts.


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