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 Post subject: Parlophon Luxophon
PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:02 am 
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Victor I
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This is the description.

"Unit does not have a label, but the sound box is labeled "Parlophon." Purchased from the estate of a man who restored these beauties, so it is not certain if the entire unit is a Parlophon brand player or has some Parlophon replacement parts"


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 Post subject: Is this a Franken? (posted in fakes as well)
PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:04 am 
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This is the description.

"Unit does not have a label, but the sound box is labeled "Parlophon." Purchased from the estate of a man who restored these beauties, so it is not certain if the entire unit is a Parlophon brand player or has some Parlophon replacement parts"


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 Post subject: Re: Is this a Franken? (posted in fakes as well)
PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:08 pm 
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It would help to have other pictures along with a link to this machine...
"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."
My Wife


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 Post subject: Re: Is this a Franken?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:19 pm 
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Looks concocted to me , the proportions of the base to the case are wrong and the horn is much too small for the machine


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 Post subject: Re: Is this a Franken? (posted in fakes as well)
PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:34 pm 
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https://nashville.craigslist.org/atq/d/ ... 20247.html


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 Post subject: Re: Is this a Franken?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:25 pm 
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I was wondering that as well.... It looks like European parts so I wasnt sure.

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 Post subject: Re: Is this a Franken?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:21 pm 
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To me this looks like a legitimate machine with a wrong size horn and a later soundbox. I had a very similar octagonal Parlophon Luxophon. It also had very odd proportions with a huge cabinet and a small 10” turntable, but was a genuine machine. This is a picture of identical machine to mine.


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 Post subject: Re: Is this a Franken?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:32 pm 
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It most likely originally had this type of Parlophon soundbox.


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 Post subject: Re: Is this a Franken? (posted in fakes as well)
PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:52 pm 
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The horn looks a repainted Pathé, but otherwise it looks genuine, a German or Swiss machine. A look at the motor can confirm if it is a Parlophone, they equipped their machines with their own motors, stamped with the Parlophone logo. A research in old catalogues may yield a positive identification.


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 Post subject: Re: Is this a Franken?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:54 pm 
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She wanted $325.00


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